The WPSPJ Podcast

The WPSPJ Podcast

Welcome to the podcast of William Paterson University’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, known as WPSPJ, where professional voices guide us and inspire our future. We spotlight the activities of the nationally recognized Society of Professional Journalists chapter at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. We are the reporters of today and tomorrow, dedicated to SPJ’s mission of diversity and democracy, and inspiring “successive generations of talented individuals to become dedicated journalists.”

Episodes

May 13, 2024 27 mins

Hosts Rochelle Estrada and Tommy Sherwood discuss the creation of a university archive that catalogs memorabilia from the seven-year history of the William Paterson Society of Professional Journalists. Search the digital archive here. This episode was edited by Terri Coppola.

Please rate, review, and subscribe!

Mark as Played

Adam Scull, a former photo editor for Globe magazine who is now a reporter for WPRN public radio in Tampa, encourages young journalists to embrace hyperlocal coverage. Hosts Rochelle Estrada and Tommy Sherwood discuss reporting in their communities and refining their radio voices. This episode was edited by Tommy Sherwood.

Please rate, review, and subscribe!

Mark as Played

The WPSPJ Podcast treks to a New Jersey Devils hockey game in Newark to shadow sportswriters Matt Blittner of Sportsology, Mike Morreale of NHL.com, James Nichols of New Jersey Hockey Now, and Ryan Novozinsky of NJ.com. Hosts Patrick Groh and Tommy Sherwood discuss how young reporters can navigate networking and time management. This episode was edited by Tommy Sherwood.

Please rate, review, and subscribe!

Mark as Played
April 22, 2024 7 mins

Kristy Flannery describes her unlikely journey from legal assistant to hockey reporter. Flannery, who covers the New Jersey Devils for the Hockey News, also discusses how new journalists can develop relationships with sources and and extend grace to themselves as they learn the media business. This episode was edited by Tommy Sherwood.

Please rate, review, and subscribe!

Mark as Played

The WPSPJ Podcast heads to Long Island to shadow sports reporters during a Professional Women's Hockey League game at UBS Arena.  Host Tommy Sherwood interviews journalists Jim Cerny and Denis Gorman about the importance of reading and writing consistently to prepare for jobs in news media. Later, coach Howie Draper describes the role the press plays in publicizing the upstart women's hockey league. This episode was edite...

Mark as Played

The WPSPJ Podcast tours the MLB Network studios with supervising producer Haley Costello. Hosts Ryan Cormier and Matt Wondoloski discuss opportunities for entry-level jobs and career progression at the network's hub in Secaucus. This episode was edited by Terri Coppola.

Please rate, review, and subscribe!

Mark as Played

Scott Bakula, known for his roles in the television series "Quantum Leap," "Star Trek: Enterprise," and "NCIS: New Orleans," describes playing a magazine editor in an Off-Broadway musical named "The Connector." Dr. Nicholas Hirshon, the showrunner for the WPSPJ Podcast, hosts with Beatrice Amune, WPSPJ's former graduate student liaison. This episode was edited by Tommy Sherwood.

Please ra...

Mark as Played

The WPSPJ Podcast heads to a Seton Hall University men's basketball game to shadow John Fanta, a play-by-play broadcaster for Fox Sports; Matt Loughlin, the host of a Seton Hall podcast and play-by-play announcer for the New Jersey Devils, and Adam Zagoria, who covers college basketball for NJ Advance Media. Hosts Patrick Groh, Andrew Herbst, and Tommy Sherwood discuss the passion and preparation of sports journalists. This ep...

Mark as Played
March 19, 2024 3 mins

With students away on spring break, WPSPJ adviser Dr. Nicholas Hirshon previews upcoming WPSPJ Podcast episodes, including interviews with producers for MLB Network, sportswriters who cover the New Jersey Devils, a public radio reporter who used to be a supermarket tabloid photographer, and actor Scott Bakula, who plays a journalist in the off-Broadway show "The Connector."

Please rate, review, and subscribe!

Mark as Played

We did it! Host Tommy Sherwood interviews SPJ President Ashanti Blaize-Hopkins about WPSPJ's selection as national campus chapter, and journalism students Rochelle Estrada, Andrew Herbst, and Rob Cardillo describe how our chapter has helped them. This episode was edited by Tommy Sherwood.

Please rate, review, and subscribe!

Mark as Played

Lisa Napoli, a former correspondent for MSNBC, traces her career from interning at CNN to writing for the New York Times to field-producing for the Fox News Service. Host Robert Cardillo encourages aspiring journalists to take leaps of faith when hopping among media jobs. Cardillo edited this episode as well.

Please rate, review, and subscribe!

Mark as Played

The WPSPJ Podcast tours the CBS Broadcast Center with anchor Errol Barnett, executive producer Eric Berlin, senior producer Natacha Larnaud, and supervising social media producer Jason Silverstein. Hosts Terri Coppola, Keandrei Tarver Francis, and Claire Biennestin discuss the atmosphere inside CBS's East Coast production hub. This episode was edited by Terri Coppola.

Please rate, review, and subscribe!

Mark as Played
February 19, 2024 11 mins

The WPSPJ Podcast tours the One of One Productions podcasting studio in Fort Lee, New Jersey, with chief engineer Denis Orynbekov. Hosts Terri Coppola and Tommy Sherwood discuss the state-of-the-art equipment that One of One uses to record projects for iHeart Radio and SiriusXM. This episode was edited by Terri Coppola.

Please rate, review, and subscribe!

Mark as Played
February 12, 2024 22 mins

The William Paterson Society of Professional Journalists is partnering with a nonprofit named the ReNews Project to revive our defunct campus newspaper, the Beacon. Hosts Rochelle Estrada and Tommy Sherwood talk with ReNews founder Wesley Wright about the roles that student newspapers play in helping young journalists develop reporting skills and a portfolio of clips. This episode was edited by Terri Coppola.

Please rate, review, an...

Mark as Played
February 5, 2024 48 mins

Marc Raimondi, a combat sports reporter for ESPN, reconnects with his former colleague on the St. John's University newspaper, WPSPJ adviser Dr. Nick Hirshon. Host Robert Cardillo interviews Raimondi and Hirshon about how student journalism prepares young reporters for professional careers.

Please rate, review, and subscribe!

Mark as Played

The WPSPJ Podcast tours News 12 New Jersey with meteorologist Dave Curren, technical operations supervisor Matthew Korley, and chief photographer Chuck Werneke. Hosts Tommy Sherwood, Tiffani Paulus, and Kimberly Scott discuss News 12's transition to more remote editing since the pandemic and the importance of developing a thick skin in television journalism. This episode was edited by Robert Cardillo.

Please rate, review, and s...

Mark as Played
December 27, 2023 16 mins

Denise Salcedo, who co-hosts the "Busted Open" radio show and has appeared on WWE programming, credits her success in the wrestling industry to studying broadcast journalism. Hosts Tommy Sherwood and Matt Wondoloski discuss the transferability of journalism skills like research and interviewing to adjacent media careers. This episode was edited by Robert Cardillo.

Please rate, review, and subscribe!

Mark as Played

Allison Lucas, the widow of baseball writer Ed Lucas, reveals the challenges her late husband confronted as a blind journalist covering the New York Yankees, including name-calling and jealousy in the press box. Lucas also tells host Andrew Elsey about her husband's friendships with baseball stars Phil Rizzuto, Jackie Robinson, Bobby Bonds, and Don Mattingly.

Please rate, review, and subscribe!

Mark as Played

Our student journalists tour the Philadelphia Inquirer newsroom with reporters Beatrice Forman and Hira Qureshi, business editor Katie Krzaczek, and social platforms editor Erin Gavle. Hosts Robert Cardillo, Josh Kizel, and Ethan Dawson discuss the importance of journalism internships and how the Inquirer promotes its reporting on social media.

Please rate, review, and subscribe!

Mark as Played
November 23, 2023 11 mins

Chuck Lane, an editorial writer and columnist at the Washington Post, joins our campus screening of the 2003 film "Shattered Glass," which follows Lane's time as editor of the New Republic magazine and his role in discovering that reporter Stephen Glass was fabricating articles. Hosts Andrew Herbst and Tommy Sherwood discuss their reactions to the Glass scandal. This episode was edited by Tommy Sherwood and Robert Ca...

Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

    The Nikki Glaser Podcast

    Every week comedian and infamous roaster Nikki Glaser provides a fun, fast-paced, and brutally honest look into current pop-culture and her own personal life.

    White Devil

    Shootings are not unusual in Belize. Shootings of cops are. When a wealthy woman – part of one of the most powerful families in Belize – is found on a pier late at night, next to a body, it becomes the country’s biggest news story in a generation. New episodes every Monday!

    Start Here

    A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke.

Advertise With Us
Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

Connect

© 2024 iHeartMedia, Inc.