EPISODE 25- Telling Stories that Matter

Around the world, journalists and storytellers are mandated to unearth stories that matter, stories that cut at the core of justice systems, and stories that spark the change we need. But how can they do this in a world that seems to clamp down on press freedom? 

An “old-school journalist and new-school storyteller,” Neil Foote gives us a glimpse into his background as a journalist and storyteller, the stories that have touched him the most, what gets him going, and his impacting knowledge in the University of North Texas. 

In this episode with Neil, we talk about cancel culture, journalism in Africa and in the US, the clampdown on the freedom of the press, journalism in the digital era, on the role journalism plays in our community, and how we can build a society where the storytellers are free to cover and tell stories.