This Week in Digital Media

Most weeks we find a new person to takeover as the host of "This Week in Digital Media." The host will text 1-2 times a day M-F about their expertise in journalism/media. We try and bring in a variety of experts, so one week might be about podcasting and the next about AR or business topics. You can text back questions, etc, and maybe even host yourself one week. Our MC is the co-founder of Subtext, David Cohn.

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Past hosts have included:

  • Dr. Michelle Ferrier - Troll Busters and
  • Joy Mayer - Director of Trusting News
  • Gabriel Snyder - Publisher & EIC: @offtherecordnyc Formerly: @NewRepublic , @TheAtlantic
  • Ned Berke - VP, Audience at Blue Lena
  • Penny Riordan - Director of Business Strategy and Partnerships for the Local Media Association
  • Jeremy Littau - Prof. at Lehigh University
  • Nikki Usher - Prof. at Illinois Univ., author "News for the Rich, White and Blue"
  • Gabriel Sama - Former CNET Español
  • Kevin Loker - America Press Institute
  • André Natta - Tiny News Collective, Resolve Philly
  • Christopher Wink - Publisher of Technically Media
  • Yvonne Leow - CEO @bewildercamp
  • Shannan Bowen - Executive Director @NCNewsWorks
  • Simon Owens - Tech and media journalist
  • Sara Fischer - Axios media reporter
  • Anthony DeRosa - WSJ Strategy Editor
  • Kerry Flynn - Media reporter CNN
  • Mark Stenberg - Media reporter from Adweek
  • Anita Zielina - CUNY Journalism School
  • Irving Washington - CEO of ONA
  • Hanaa' Tameez - Writer at Nieman Lab
  • Aparna Mukherjee - Digital Strategist
  • Mark Luckie - Digital Strategist
  • Jarrod Dicker - Washington Post
  • Nicole Barton - Audience at KQED
  • Matt Karolian -
  • Adriana Lacy - Senior associate for audience and growth at Axios
  • Robert Hernandez - USC professor of journalism and VR expert
  • Joseph Lichterman  - LenFest Institute
  • Khari Johnson - VentureBeat reporter on AI
  • Don Day - Founder and publisher of BoiseDev
  • JulieAnn McKellogg - Subtext audience lead and overall badass
  • Brian Morrissey - The Rebooting. Ex-president/EIC at Digiday Media


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