The View from Nowhere CREDITS:
Host/producer: Lewis Raven Wallace
Producer: Ramona Martinez
Theme music: Dogbotic
Additional music: Podington Bear
Editorial consultant: Phyllis Fletcher
Editorial feedback: Cheryl Devall, Billy Dee, Scout Rose, Hideo Higashibaba, Olivia Stovicek
Archival material: NBCUniversal Archives
Special thanks: WUNC for studio use, Hideo Higashibaba for moral support
The View from Nowhere LINKS:
Objectivity is dead, and I’m okay with it, by Lewis Wallace
I was fired from my journalism job ten days into Trump, by Lewis Wallace
The View from Somewhere book (available soon!)
Just the Facts: How “Objectivity” Came to Define American Journalism, by David Mindich
The Uncensored War: The Media and Vietnam, by Daniel Hallin
The View from Somewhere: A Podcast About Journalism With A Purpose features stories of marginalized and oppressed people who have shaped journalism in the U.S. It is created and hosted by Lewis Raven Wallace, and produced by Ramona Martinez, with editorial help from Carla Murphy, Phyllis Fletcher, and Hideo Higashibaba. The podcast is based on a book by the same title by Lewis Raven Wallace, available now.
Our original theme music was composed by Dogbotic, and our logo is created by Durham, NC-based artist Billy Dee.
The podcast is distributed by Critical Frequency. Email ravenjournalist at gmail dot com for more information or to sponsor an episode.
Host and creator: Lewis Raven Wallace is an award-winning independent journalist based in Durham, North Carolina, and a cofounder of Press On, a Southern collective supporting journalism for liberation. His book and podcast, The View from Somewhere, focus on undoing the myth of “objectivity” in journalism and uplifting stories of marginalized journalists. He previously worked for public radio’s Marketplace, WYSO, and WBEZ. He is white and transgender, and was born and raised in the Midwest with deep roots in the South. @lewispants
Producer: Ramona Martinez has worked as a producer on BackStory, the American history radio show and podcast out of Charlottesville, Virginia. She previously worked for NPR’s Newscast, and hosted ‘My Country with Ramona Martinez’ on WAMU’s Bluegrass Country, which explored the historical roots of country music from the 1920s to 1980s. Martinez specializes in synthesizing large amounts of historical information into audio storytelling, as she did in this episode about the origins of objectivity in American journalism, told through the stories of Ida B. Wells and Ruben Salazar. She and Lewis met each other through NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen after he noticed their shared interested in critiquing objectivity through the lens of power and oppression.
Phyllis Fletcher is a decorated editor and journalist. She was named the inaugural Editor of the Year by the Public Media Journalists Association and has been recognized with a national Edward R. Murrow award, two Gracies, a Sigma Delta Chi medal and two Salutes to Excellence from the National Association of Black Journalists. Phyllis is the editor at APM Podcasts.
Carla Murphy is a social justice journalist and editorial consultant who explores race, class, status and power in and for low-income communities of color. She has reported in Haiti and on the Haitian diaspora in the wake of the 2010 earthquake, tracked economic development and labor organizing in the US and abroad, reported on police violence long before it became a major headline, gotten arrested as an independent journalist while covering criminal justice reform in New York, and addressed race and class bias in the press. Among others, she works with Echoing Ida, a Forward Together program, and on journalism reform with the News Integrity Initiative at CUNY, and is vice president of the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS). Educated in New York City and London, she's an immigrant from a rural Caribbean village, and a first generation college student. Please follow her on Twitter @carlamurphy.
Hideo Higashibaba is an independent audio producer based in Durham, North Carolina. He is the creator and producer of the podcast Growing Up Moonie, a memoir of his time in the cult The Unification Church. Hideo is now a producer for Epic Digital making a podcast about the rise of the National Rifle Association and the New Right. Previously, he worked in public radio including WAER in Syracuse, New York, WBEZ in Chicago, and WYSO in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Now that he has left the empty promises of diversity and inclusion in public radio behind, Hideo is very excited to bring his skills and enthusiasm to teaching podcasting people who seek the liberation of all. Follow him on Twitter @doctor_miyazaki