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The Journalism Salute

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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


Bene Cipolla of Chalkbeat on Covering the Classroom

On this episode, Chalkbeat publisher-to-be (current editor-in-chief) Bene Cipolla joined Mark Simon to talk about how her group covers educational issues across the country.

Bene talked about her organization's purpose -- to have an impact on the improvement of schools for all children, especially those who have lacked access to a quality education.

She explained her role, why education journalism appeals to her, the kinds of stories Chalkbeat covers, how they cover social justice issues, who their readership is, how they are funded, and the organization's long-term plans.

Lastly, Bene gave advice to aspiring education journalists and picked a group that she wanted to salute.

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This American Life featuring a Chalkbeat story

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