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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


Alex Coffey, Sports Enterprise Writer

On this episode, Mark Simon is joined by one of his favorite sportswriters, enterprise reporter, Alex Coffey, who has written for The Athletic, The New York Times, USA Today, and

Alex told the story of how she got into the business, following the path of her father as a sports enterprise writer and her mother as journalists, and explained how her appreciation of history is so important to her work.

Alex then talked about some of the most interesting stories she’s written, from hanging out in a bookstore and talking about The Alchemist and The Great Gatsby, with a baseball player just before his baseball life changed, to a more intense piece on a former baseball player-turned police officer who has dealt with the aftereffects of working through the September 11 attacks.

She also shared on her efforts to talk to people who would give insight into a reclusive sports team owner and how she captured her own thoughts on her sister getting drafted to play pro soccer.

Thanks for listening, as always. Please rate and review us if you can. You can email us at or tweet at @journalismpod.



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