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The Deeper Dig: Diving in headfirst

The Deeper Dig is a weekly podcast from the VTDigger newsroom. Listen below, and subscribe on Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotify or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Going into a situation without knowing what to expect is a given for journalists — but some assignments require quicker thinking than others.

"Headfirst" was the theme of VTDigger's second Local Live(s) event last week. At Foam Brewers in Burlington, local journalists and community members told stories of diving into odd, difficult and at times sublime decisions.

For Fred Thys, VTDigger's business reporter, deciding how to approach a sensitive case left him wondering how to tell the full story without hurting the people at the center of it. And for Audi Guha, VTDigger's senior editor, one assignment for a Mumbai newspaper early in her career prepared her to tackle more dangerous situations years later.

On this week's podcast, recorded live at Foam Brewers, Fred Thys and Audi Guha talk about reporting in uncertain situations.

Watch the full program on YouTube. Produced by Back Pocket Media and recorded by Town Meeting TV.

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Mike Dougherty

About Mike

Mike Dougherty is a senior editor at VTDigger leading the politics team. He is a DC-area native and studied journalism and music at New York University. Prior to joining VTDigger, Michael spent two years as a program coordinator for the Vermont Humanities Council. Before moving to Vermont in 2015, he spent seven years managing recording operations for the oral history nonprofit StoryCorps, assisted Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas, and contributed to the Brooklyn-based alt-weekly L Magazine.

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