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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

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Mona Holmes of Eater LA - Food Journalism is About People Too

On this episode of The Journalism Salute, Mark Simon is joined by Mona Holmes of Eater LA.


Mona talked about her career path and the entrepreneurial ventures she tried before deciding that food journalism was what she wanted to do.


She explained how food journalism is more than just about food, that it’s about telling stories about people and reporting on policy. She also discussed the process by which a story goes from idea to completion, pointed out the importance of photography to her work, and noted voids in the industry that aspiring journalists could look to fill.


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Mona’s articles for Eater LA

Story on grocery store fried chicken

Funnel cakes queen feature

Viral tweet on LA food misconceptions

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