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The Journalism Salute

81 EpisodesProduced by Mark SimonWebsite

The Journalism Salute is a journalism appreciation podcast. We interview journalists about who they are and what they do.The goal is to show that journalism is a great profession, that journalists are not the enemy, and that there are many great careers an aspiring journalist can pursue.Our goal is … read more


Steve Novotney, Lede News (West Virginia)

On this episode, Mark Simon talked to Steve Novotney, a 30-year journalism veteran who co-founded Lede News to cover the Upper Ohio Valley in West Virginia.

Steve talked about his background in baseball, print media, and radio talk shows and all that led him to his current position as publisher and podcast host. Steve talked about the decline of local news and how his online newspaper intends to fill it. He gave examples of his coverage, including a photo essay in which he took pictures of 26 bridges around the state in an effort to alert governor Jim Justice to maintenance issues.

Steve is very much an old-school journalist trying to show that old school still plays in the digital age.

For more information on Steve and Lede News, check out this feature by John Miller.

Thank you for listening. Please rate and review if you can. Stay safe and stay well.

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