Episode 29: Amberly Dressler

Welcome to Episode #29 of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast. Today’s guest is Amberly Dressler, managing editor of Website Magazine, a print and digital publication catering to Web professionals, covering everything from search engine optimization and social media to website design and development.

Episode 28: Jessica Strawser

Welcome to Episode #28 of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast. Today’s guest is the editorial director of Writer’s Digest, North America’s leading publication for aspiring and working writers since 1920, and the author of the novel Almost Missed You (St. Martin’s Press), a new release that has been named to Barnes & Noble’s Best New Fiction list for March, 2017, and to PopSugar’s “Best Spring Reads.” Her essays have appeared in The New York Times’ Modern Love, Publishers Weekly, and other fine venues, and she is a popular presenter at writing conferences nationwide.

Episode 27: Roberto Torres

Welcome to Episode #27 of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast. Today’s guest is Roberto Torres, lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly, a tech news publication with additional presence in Baltimore, Brooklyn, D.C. and the entire state of Delaware. Rob describes his role as lead reporter in detail, recounts some memorable events he’s covered, and gives some great […]

Episode 26: Kathryn Canavan

Welcome to Episode #26 of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast. Today’s guest is Kathryn Canavan, a reporter at the Delaware Business Times. During her decades long career, Kathryn has experienced some hair-raising situations. She reported at gunpoint, lived with the Moonies, negotiated with a killer and joined Tug McGraw in the Phillies dugout. Today, she writes business stories, […]

Episode 25: Elizabeth Goodman Artis

Welcome to Episode #25 of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast. Today’s guest is Elizabeth Goodman Artis, editor-in-chief of SHAPE magazine. She shares some observations on how magazines have changed over the last decade, especially how it pertains to the hiring of freelance writers and how she and her readers collect content. SHAPE is a service-driven, how-to […]

Episode 24: Lesley Jane Seymour

Welcome to Episode #24 of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast. Today’s guest is Lesley Jane Seymour, a new media entrepreneur who formerly was editor-in-chief at More magazine, a leading lifestyle magazine for women over 40. Lesley is known for having extraordinary vision, taking risks and changing history. In this lively conversation, Lesley describes the decline of print publishing […]

Episode 23: Steve Cimino

Welcome to Episode #23 of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast. Today’s guest is Steve Cimino, digital content manager at the American Institute of Arichtects, publisher of the very beautiful Architect magazine. Steve explains the impact digital communications has made on journalism and how it enables content outlets to zero in on the interests of readers. Listen to the Audio Dana […]

Episode 22: Jason Feifer

Welcome to Episode #22 of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast. Today’s guest is Jason Feifer, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine. Jason gives us a glimpse into his life as a journalist, Entrepreneur’s mission, and how to approach his writing staff with reader-pleasing story pitches. Listen to the Audio Dana Dobson         Episode 22: Jason Feifer           Some of the key […]

Episode 21: Debora Britz

Welcome to Episode #21 of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast. Today’s guest is Debora Britz, food and dining editor for The Arizona Republic, Arizona’s highest circulation daily newspaper, and its companion website, AZCentral.com. She’s in charge of coverage, planning and editing, and her team produces stories for all platforms—print, mobile and video.

Episode 20: Ashleigh Barry

Welcome to Episode #20 of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast. In this episode, Ashleigh Barry, a three-time Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist, describes her work as a general assignment reporter at KTVK/KPHO in Phoenix, Ariz., the stories that earned her the Emmys, and how she recommends we pitch stories to reporters and the assignment desk.

Episode 19: Scott Craven

Welcome to Episode #19 of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast. In this episode, Arizona Republic reporter Scott Craven describes his life as a writer with the fortunate job of exploring Arizona, from the burros of Oatman to the mines of Bisbee, to let readers know the marvels of the state in which they live.

Episode 18: Jan Fox

Welcome to Episode #18 of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast. In this episode, Emmy award-winning news anchor, speaker and media coach Jan Fox explains how to get booked for television interviews, and how to improve your skills as an interview guest and public speaker.

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