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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


Kassidy Arena (Iowa Public Radio & Report For America)

This week, Mark Simon and Emmy Liederman are joined by Kassidy Arena, a reporter for Iowa Public Radio and a product of the Report For America program.

Kassidy talked about her radio career and the work she does covering issues impacting Iowa’s growing Latino community. She also discussed her background as a journalist and how she didn’t think she would go into radio because she was hard of hearing, but was able to carve a path that led to her current position.

Kassidy also continued discussions we’ve had on previous episodes regarding building trust in your sources and reporting for people rather than at them. She also gave her thoughts on the value of the Report for America program and Iowa Public Radio, and paid tribute to a recently deceased colleague in the industry.

Mark and Emmy then discussed Kassidy’s interview. Mike Fabey provided this week’s tribute to Dr. Cole.

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

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Kassidy’s story on Iowa’s English-only law

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