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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


Kelundra Smith, Arts & Culture Journalist

On this episode, we’re joined by Kelundra Smith. Kelundra (@PieceofKay) is the senior publications writer at Emory University but is also a journalist covering theatre, art and culture for a wide range of outlets, including The New York Times, Food and Wine, The Undefeated, and The Bitter Southerner.

Kelundra talked about her path to a journalism career and some favorite pieces she’s written (the links above include examples). She also talked about how she watches a play when she is reviewing it, the key to writing from the heart, her work with The American Theatre Critics Association Equity Diversity Inclusion Committee, and how she would design an arts journalism curriculum .

She also discussed her current job, her playwrighting ambitions, and a Black History Month project she did, 28 Days Of Black Plays.

Thank you as always for listening. We’d very much like to hear from you. Please review the podcast if you can and send along any feedback. You can e-mail or tweet me at @journalismpod.

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