For this week’s episode, Pull Quotes’ Guest Podcast Producer, Annika Forman, sat down with music journalist Adam Feibel to learn more about his Exclaim! Magazine feature Billy Talent Are More Relevant Than Ever along with his path to music feature writing and a fun story of how he interviewed the band.
In season five, episode two, we take you behind the scenes of Nicholas Hune-Brown’s feature The Shadowy Business of International Education. In this episode, Hune-Brown talks to co-host Rahaf Farawi about what drew him to the story, how he gathered rich scene material over Zoom and how this became the longest story he’s ever worked on.
In the season opener of Pull Quotes, Toronto Star feature writer Richard Warnica joins Gabe Oatley, the podcast’s co-host, to discuss his recent feature Rothko at the Inauguration. This season’s podcast takes you behind the scenes of Canada’s top long-form stories. In this episode, Warnica talked about his half-decade long journey to write this story, his method for writing great scenes and vivid descriptions and how anxiety has affected his writing.
Professors Maggie Jones Patterson and Romayne Smith Fullerton, co-authors of Murder in our Midst: Comparing Crime Coverage Ethics in an Age of Globalized News, join us to discuss regional approaches to crime reporting, and how they’re changing in the age of mass communication. We also discuss the recent sentencing decision in the trial of Toronto van-attacker Alek Minassian, and why it’s making waves in the Canadian journalism community. “Just focusing on this man’s name, does not equip the citizenry to make decisions, and help influence the people they elect to create policy.” – Romayne Smith Fullerton.