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Friday, May 26, 2017

Regular guest: Lynn Walsh


Lynn Walsh is an Emmy award-winning journalist who has worked in investigative, data and TV journalism at the national level as well as locally in California, Ohio, Texas and Florida. Lynn is a digital explorer working to help companies, newsrooms and organizations engage the public through ethical content, no matter the medium or purpose. She is an international speaker and trainer, working to encourage ethical content creation, access & transparency, social media engagement, digital innovation and free expression rights for all. She believes strongly in government transparency, holding the powerful accountable and spends more time than she would like fighting for access to public information.

Currently, she is the Project Manager for the Trusting News Project, where she works to help rebuild trust between journalists and the public by working with newsrooms to be more transparent about how they do their jobs.

She serves on the National Board for the Society of Professional Journalists and during her term as National President for the organization spoke out against threats to the First Amendment, while working to protect and defend journalists and journalism. She also serves the journalism organization as a member of SPJ’s FOI and Ethics committees. Lynn was also selected to represent SPJ on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee where she works to recommend changes to help improve the FOIA process.

Here are the episodes of the podcast on which Lynn has been a guest. Click the links for each to listen:

Ep. 49 - Lynn Walsh
Ep. 61 - Lynn Walsh [II]
Ep. 95 - Lynn Walsh [III]


And here's a YouTube playlist of all the episodes on which Lynn Walsh has been a guest:
 

Ep. 61 - Lynn Walsh [II]

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this, our 61st episode, our returning guest is Lynn Walsh.
You first heard Lynn Walsh on Episode 49 of this podcast. Lynn Walsh is an Emmy award-winning journalist who has been working in investigative journalism at the national level as well as locally in California, Ohio, Texas and Florida. Currently she leads the KNSD investigative team at the NBC TV station in San Diego, California, where she is the Investigative Executive Producer.

She is the National President for the Society of Professional Journalists and also serves the journalism organization as a member of SPJ’s FOI and Ethics committees. Lynn was also selected to represent SPJ on the Freedom of Information Act Advisory Committee where works to recommend changes to help improve the FOIA process.
Prior to working in California, she was working as data producer and investigative reporter for the E.W. Scripps National Desk producing stories for the 30-plus Scripps news organizations across the country. Before moving to the national desk, she worked as the Investigative Producer at WPTV, NewsChannel 5, in West Palm Beach, Florida. She has won state and local awards as well as multiple Emmy’s for her stories. She loves holding the powerful accountable and spends more time than she would like fighting for access to public information.
Her passion lies in telling multimedia stories that deliver hard hitting facts across multiple platforms. She describes herself as a "data-viz nerd" who is obsessed with new online tools to share information on the web and mobile applications.
Lynn is always interested in new projects surrounding FOI, public information access, mobile reporting tools, social media and interactive journalism. She is a proud Bobcat Alumna and graduated from the Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.
If you enjoy this podcast, there are several ways to support it.
I have a Patreon account, which can be found at www.patreon.com/robburgessshowpatreon. I hope you'll consider supporting in any amount.
Also please make sure to comment, follow, like, subscribe, share, rate and review everywhere the podcast is available, including iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Facebook, Twitter, Internet Archive, TuneIn and RSS.
The official website for the podcast is www.therobburgessshow.com.
You can find more about me by visiting my website, www.thisburgess.com.
Until next time.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ep. 60 - David Carson

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this, our 60th episode, our guest is David Carson.
David Carson is a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
He began his career at 16 when his mother drove him to his first newspaper assignment because he wouldn't have his license for another two months. A Boston area native, he has worked at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch since 2000. Before arriving in the Midwest he worked at the Naples Daily News in Florida, at the Providence Journal-Bulletin in Rhode Island, and as a freelance photographer in New England.
Carson’s images are featured extensively in the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography that was awarded to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo staff. (And if you haven’t heard Episode 38 of this podcast with David’s colleague at the Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen, I would recommend it.) David has also won numerous other awards for his work over the years. In 2008, his multimedia project "Reporting for Duty" won a regional Emmy award for Advanced Media – Interactivity. In 2009 he was part of a team that was recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in the "Breaking News Reporting" category for their coverage of the Kirkwood City Hall shootings. He also was named the National Press Photographers Association Region 7 Photographer of the Year in 2011, 2010 and 2009.
He attended college at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he was a photojournalism major and international relations minor.
If you enjoy this podcast, there are several ways to support it.
I have a Patreon account, which can be found at www.patreon.com/robburgessshowpatreon. I hope you'll consider supporting in any amount.
Also please make sure to comment, follow, like, subscribe, share, rate and review everywhere the podcast is available, including iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Facebook, Twitter, Internet Archive, TuneIn and RSS.
The official website for the podcast is www.therobburgessshow.com.
You can find more about me by visiting my website, www.thisburgess.com.
Until next time.

Here are links to the things we discussed during this episode:
"Attacked on the job: A Post-Dispatch photographer's tale" - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Aug. 11, 2014: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/attacked-on-the-job-a-post-dispatch-photographer-s-tale/article_1b6fba60-5ac1-592a-8818-19614f1910aa.html
"St. Louis County Police tactical team" - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Aug. 20, 2014: http://www.stltoday.com/st-louis-county-police-tactical-team/image_6e70b7be-ae97-5653-8781-0a845f7d7ca7.html
"Protestor featured in iconic Ferguson photo found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound" - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - May 5, 2017: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/protester-featured-in-iconic-ferguson-photo-found-dead-of-self/article_072602fb-99f1-531f-aa1c-b971e8b32566.html
"A mass killer: St. Louis heroin death hit new high" - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Feb. 20, 2017: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/a-mass-killer-st-louis-heroin-deaths-hit-new-high/article_2fd6130c-3c35-524a-891e-e51eff2e40b4.html
"When a Pulitzer-Prize Winning Photographer is Asked for Free Photos" - PetaPixel - Oct. 6, 2015: https://petapixel.com/2015/10/06/when-a-pulitzer-prize-winning-photographer-is-asked-for-free-photos/

Friday, May 12, 2017

Ep. 59 - Robert Dunham


Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this, our 59th episode, our guest is Robert Dunham.
Robert Dunham is an attorney and a nationally recognized expert on the death penalty.
Before becoming the Death Penalty Information Center’s Executive Director, he was one of the leading capital appellate lawyers in Pennsylvania, arguing on behalf of the Commonwealth’s death-row inmates in its state and federal courts and in the United States Supreme Court.
He served as Executive Director of the former Pennsylvania Capital Case Resource Center from 1994 to 1999; Director of Training of the Capital Habeas Unit of the Philadelphia federal defender's office from 1999 to 2009; and as an assistant federal defender in the Harrisburg federal defender’s capital habeas unit from 2009 until March 2015. He started his legal career as a litigation associate at Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis in Philadelphia, where he handled his first pro bono capital case. He previously served five years as a legislative assistant to State Representative Robert W. O’Donnell, later the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
He has taught in death penalty training programs offered by national, state and local courts, bar associations, and professional organizations for more than 20 years. He was an adjunct professor of law at Villanova Law School for 11 years, teaching death penalty law, and he has also taught death penalty at Temple Law School and as a visiting scholar at Oklahoma State University. He is a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation and has served on the Steering Committee of the American Bar Association's Death Penalty Representation Project and on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Philadelphia crime-victim assistance program, Northwest Victim Services, for whom he also served as Board President.
A native of Philadelphia, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a University Scholar in philosophy. He received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he served as managing editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. At Georgetown, he received the Milton A. Kaufman Prize for outstanding contribution to the journal and the Jeffrey Crandall Award for commitment to public interest law.
If you enjoy this podcast, there are several ways to support it.
I have a Patreon account, which can be found at www.patreon.com/robburgessshowpatreon. I hope you'll consider supporting in any amount.
Also please make sure to comment, follow, like, subscribe, share, rate and review everywhere the podcast is available, including iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Facebook, Twitter, Internet Archive, TuneIn and RSS.
The official website for the podcast is www.therobburgessshow.com.
You can find more about me by visiting my website, www.thisburgess.com.
Until next time.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Ep. 58 - Ash Burgess [V]

Hello and welcome to The Rob Burgess Show. I am, of course, your host, Rob Burgess.
On this, our 58th episode, our guest is Ash Burgess.
You first heard Ash Burgess on Episode 16, Episode 26, Episode 27 and Episode 39 of the podcast.
Ash Burgess has a dusty degree in Religious Studies, an obsession with pineapples and an appetite for both high and low culture. She cuts her own hair, bakes her own sourdough bread and spends most of her time at home with her young son. Sometimes, she blogs at burgessbaby.blogspot.com.
If you enjoy this podcast, there are several ways to support it.
I have a Patreon account, which can be found at www.patreon.com/robburgessshowpatreon. I hope you'll consider supporting in any amount.
Also please make sure to comment, follow, like, subscribe, share, rate and review everywhere the podcast is available, including iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play Music, Facebook, Twitter, Internet Archive, TuneIn and RSS.
The official website for the podcast is www.therobburgessshow.com.
You can find more about me by visiting my website, www.thisburgess.com.
Until next time.