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CityCast Chicago, with Jacoby Cochran
Each morning, City Cast Chicago has become a staple to my morning keep helping me keep up with local news as events. As a librarian, I try to keep tabs on the local media landscape. City Cast Chicago is on the frontlines of podcast innovation coming right out of the city’s neighborhood giving voice to issues and people who are not often featured in mainstream outlets.
I was excited to sit down and talk with Jacoby Cochran, host of City Cast Chicago. We discussed the upcoming election, the media landscape, and the business model behind City Cast.
Troy Swanson, 14 October 2022
CI228 Show Notes
In Circulating Ideas, Episode 228, guest host Troy Swanson chats with Jacoby Cochran, host of City Cast Chicago, about the joys and challenges of covering local community news, the future of journalism, upcoming Chicago elections, and managing misinformation.
City Cast is a network of one-of-a-kind, daily local news podcasts in cities around the country, accompanied by a daily email newsletter that keeps you in the know about what’s happening in your community. City Cast is live in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Salt Lake, Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, Boise, DC, & Philadelphia.
Jacoby Cochran is a writer, educator, and storyteller. He is the award winning host of City Cast Chicago, which was named Best of 2021 by the Chicago Reader and Chicago Magazine calls it “the essential Chicago podcast.” You can also catch Jacoby discussing news, sports, culture and events on Chicago’s NPR and PBS stations. As a performer, keynote speaker, and workshop leader, Jacoby has partnered with corporate clients (Google, Spotify, AT&T, Chicago Bulls, Best Buy, Kohl’s); academic institutions (DePaul University, City Colleges, Syracuse University); and non-profits (The Moth, Boys & Girls Club, American Writers Museum).
Troy A. Swanson is Teaching & Learning Librarian and Library Department Chair at Moraine Valley Community College. He is also the President of the Moraine Valley Faculty Association. Troy is the author or editor of several books and articles including co-editor of Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think About Information which received the Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award from ARCL’s Instruction Section. His Ph.D. dissertation focused on the management of technology policy in higher education. He served on ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force which issued the Framework for Information Literacy. Over his tenure as a librarian and educator, Troy has won his campuses Master Teacher and Innovation of the Year awards, as well as the Proquest Innovation in College Librarianship award from ACRL.
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