20 Best Journalism Podcasts of 2021

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Are you wanting to learn more about journalism? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best journalism podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Journalism Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

It’s All Journalism

  • Publisher: Federal News Network | Hubbard Radio
  • Total Episodes: 7

It’s All Journalism is a weekly podcast about the changing state of digital media. Producers Michael O’Connell and Nicole Ogrysko interview working journalists about how they do their jobs. They also discuss the latest trends in journalism and how they impact our democratic society.

The Journalism Salute

  • Publisher: Mark Simon
  • Total Episodes: 7

The goal of this series is to put a spotlight on the people and organizations providing communities and groups with the journalism that matters to them, whether that’s information, education, photography, or many other possibilitiesI want to show that these groups are real and important and that it’s really important that we know and respect who they are and what they do. This is part of a bigger project aimed at countering the cries of "fake news" and "lamestream media."

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

  • Publisher: Oxford University
  • Total Episodes: 7

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism is Oxford University’s international research centre in the comparative study of news media.

New Books in Journalism

  • Publisher: Marshall Poe
  • Total Episodes: 7

Interview with Scholars of Journalism about their New Books Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/journalism

Fearless, Adversarial Journalism – Spoken Edition

  • Publisher: The Intercept
  • Total Episodes: 7

The Intercept produces fearless, adversarial journalism, covering stories the mainstream media misses on national security, politics, criminal justice, technology, surveillance, privacy, and human rights. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It’s perfect for times when you can’t read – while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com

The Brand Journalism Advantage Podcast With Phoebe Chongchua

  • Publisher: Phoebe Chongchua, Brand Journalist, New Media Marketing Strategist
  • Total Episodes: 7

Listen to the podcast that gives brands a competitive advantage. Each episode is packed with tangible tips on marketing, social media tools, entrepreneurship, creating greater ROI, and inspiration to build a thriving brand. Learn to be the Media and publish content that gives your business a competitive advantage.

The J Word: A Podcast by Journalism Practice

  • Publisher: Robert (Ted) Gutsche Jr.
  • Total Episodes: 7

What is journalism? How can we make it better? What does “better” look like? We talk about some of these questions — and answer them — in our discussions with academics and professionals who’ve published recently in Journalism Practice. We focus on meanings of advancing digital technologies in journalism, social issues and conditions that journalists (need to) cover, and the future of the field. Articles featured in the episodes are temporarily made free access for citizens, journalists, scholars, and students. While the discussions are rooted in research, they are approached to influence practice. The podcast is hosted and produced by Robert (Ted) Gutsche, Jr., a former journalist, Associate Editor at Journalism Practice, and an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Critical Digital Media Practice at Lancaster University in the U.K. Follow us on Twitter @JournPractice or email us with ideas and feedback at [email protected].

Journalism Innovation

  • Publisher: Tow-Knight Center @NewmarkJSchool
  • Total Episodes: 7

Listen in as journalists make new things and launch new ventures. We bring you into CUNY’s Newmark Graduate School of Journalism’s in New York City for behind-the-scenes stories of how people develop journalism startups of all shapes and sizes. In season one, you’ll hear the voices of journalists and students as they go through the learning process. Join us on the journey. Season One was produced, mixed and edited by Kristen Clark, with music from Chad Crouch (soundofpicture.com).

Journalism History

  • Publisher: AEJMC
  • Total Episodes: 7

A podcast that rips out the pages of your history books to re-examine the stories you thought you knew.

Sports Content Strategy with MrRichardClarke: Exploring sports content, journalism, digital and social media

  • Publisher: MrRichardClarke
  • Total Episodes: 7

An exploration of sports content, storytelling, digital and social media. Speaking to players, executives, coaches, creators, journalist and specialist about their sporting passions.


  • Publisher: Newseum Institute
  • Total Episodes: 7

“Journalism/Works” is an ongoing program of the Newseum Institute that focuses on journalism that matters — news reports in print, broadcast and online that produce change, provide insight and that fulfill the “watchdog on government” mission envisioned for a free press in the First Amendment.

Journalism.co.uk podcast

  • Publisher: Journalism.co.uk
  • Total Episodes: 7

The Journalism.co.uk editorial team brings you a weekly look at some of the latest innovations in digital journalism, and speaks to industry experts on how newsrooms are approaching key challenges and opportunities in the industry.

The Future of Journalism

  • Publisher: futureofjournalism
  • Total Episodes: 7

A podcast about young journalists & the hazy future we’ve inherited. From the brain of Robin Epley.

Journalism 101

  • Publisher: SNO Sites
  • Total Episodes: 7

In Journalism 101, we interview journalism teachers, students and professionals in an effort to improve our knowledge of the medium by hearing the experiences of those who are teaching, practicing and producing it. JOU 101 is a podcast production of SNO Sites, hosted by Alex McNamee. Take your seat; class is now in session.

How To Commit Journalism

  • Publisher: Capitol Broadcasting Company
  • Total Episodes: 7

How to Commit Journalism is a podcast that pulls back the curtain on what it takes to report the news. It’s the back story behind the big story, and a look at all that goes into reporting at WRAL News. The news you see on TV and read online is the end product of hours of work by many people: research, interviews, calls, meetings, following stories day in and day out. Each week, WRAL News Executive Producer Ashley Talley sits down with journalists to dig into the intricacies of covering one of the big stories of the week. We’ll talk about the process, the questions and the often difficult decisions that go into what we cover and how we cover it. Occasionally, we’ll also bring you conversations with WRAL journalists about their journey in this profession and the memorable stories they’ve covered. How to Commit Journalism is a production of WRAL News and part of the Capitol Broadcasting podcast network.

Science Journalism

  • Publisher: Rachel Ohm
  • Total Episodes: 7

This is a podcast for my Science Journalism class.

Future of Journalism – a series by the Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom

  • Publisher: Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom
  • Total Episodes: 7

The ‘Future of Journalism’ series is designed to canvas opinions from all sides about where journalism is heading, or where it should be heading. There is currently so much pressure on journalism that much of the debate is locked in the present; however, to plan the best outcomes for journalists the Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom believes we need to have a clear vision on what the future looks like.

Journalism Today

  • Publisher: Mack Rosenberg
  • Total Episodes: 7

The Journalism Today Podcast is an interview series with Journalists from across all media. What challenges have they faced in their careers? What are they covering? How did they get to where they are today?Join host Mack Rosenberg as he seeks to get the most out of fellow journalists about how they do their jobs, and the lessons they learn along the way.

Punk Journalism

  • Publisher: Chance Johnson
  • Total Episodes: 7

“We’re not trying to tell you what to think, just to think”-Suicidal Tendencies. We’ve fallen into the habit of settling for mediocre media in all it’s forms. Bad music, movies and especially “news.” Punk Journalism challenges the status quo by tackling controversial subjects, encouraging critical thinking in such a polarizing climate.

The Community Journalism Podcast

  • Publisher: The Centre for Community Journalism
  • Total Episodes: 7

Welcome to the Community Journalism Podcast – the only podcast dedicated to celebrating the successes and tackling all the issues affecting the community journalism sector in the UK. It’s the place where journalism is most valued but also most at risk. The series is brought to you by Emma and Matt from the Centre for Community Journalism (@C4CJ) and the Independent Community News Network (@ICNNUK).

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