Jan 19 • 54M

The Power of Independent Journalism with Isaac Saul

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Joey Dumont
True Thirty, with Joey Dumont is a podcast that discusses and debates our society's most politically compelling topics through the lens of slow journalism. Each show is investigated with a focus on narrative as well as discovery. We believe that the complexity of culture cannot be crammed into six-minute television segments, or snippets and memes on social media, where ideology and entertainment is now the priority. On the program, you’ll hear the opinions of subject matter experts who'll explore the tangled topics of our day. Our collective goal is to help people better understand one another, not win a battle. After listening, you'll be reminded that a proper debate is not about victory, but that of inquiry, education, and viewpoint diversity. So tune in and talk amongst yourselves. You may even learn a thing or two.
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I recently attended a symposium on democracy and journalism that featured a former White House Correspondent for CNN named Jessica Yellen, and a young man named Isaac Saul of Tangle News. 

To be brief, this panel discussion was about the future of independent journalism and its importance in a representative democracy. And after it was all said and done, I approached Isaac and asked him to join me on the T30 podcast. 

As you will hear during the show, Isaac is not only an accomplished journalist, he is also (much to his own surprise) a rising star and entrepreneur in the realm of independent journalism. 

Isaac began his career at the University of Pittsburgh as a sports reporter for his college newspaper. His first professional role as a journalist was at The Huffington Post in 2013, before being asked to work with Ashton Kutcher and his media startup, A Plus, a positive news outlet where Isaac served as a reporter and editor for over 6 years before starting Tangle in 2021. 

I hope you enjoy this young man as much as I did. He is a powerful example of what journalism can be…and what it should be. 

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