July Meeting: "Podcasting in Color"
Join us Saturday, July 28 for our next meeting: “Podcasting in Color." We will be joined -- at the SAG/AFTRA Headquarteres (5757 Wilshire Blvd) -- by Shar Jossell, Kristina Lopez and Sam Sanders in a discussion about the ins and outs of podcasting and how the medium has become a home for marginalized voices. Our president Tre'vell Anderson will moderate.
Entrance is free for NABJ-LA dues-paying members. Tickets are $5 for non-members.
Shar Jossell (@SharSaysSo) is a media personality, entertainment journalist, and pop culture guru. Aside from co-hosting the "Kiss and Tell Radio" podcast, she also hosts pop culture news rundowns on her 'Shar Says So' YouTube channel. Shar has been featured on Buzzfeed, TMZ, Us Weekly, and Love B. Scott. She also previously served as a panelist on AfterBuzz TV & Black Hollywood Live, quickly becoming one of their most sought after personalities.
Darian Arvin (@dariansymone) is a news curator and podcast host working on thoughtful and shareable ways to present news and information to people, through their phones and IRL. She has worked on multiple platforms of storytelling — TV, print and digital — for national news organizations NBC News, CBS, Yahoo News and HRDCV . Her most recent position was at BuzzFeed News as a News Curation Editor. Darian continues to produce her podcast "Am I Allowed To Like Anything?", a space she create to talk with people about their work, their lives, and the thing in culture they're actually loving right now.
Kristina Lopez (@KristinaLopez) is the Associate Digital Producer of American Public Media podcasts like "The Hilarious World of Depression," "Brains On!," "Too Beautiful To Live" and more. She is also the co-creator and producer of "Plz Advise," an advice podcast hosted by TV writer and HelloGiggles co-founder Molly McAleer. Last year, Kristina presented at WNYC’s Werk It festival and was an AIR New Voice scholar. She has also worked as a digital producer for KABC-TV in Los Angeles and as a freelance journalist.
Sam Sanders (@samsanders) is a reporter and host of "It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders" at NPR. In the show, Sanders engages with journalists, actors, musicians and listeners to gain the kind of understanding about news and popular culture that can only be reached through conversation. Previously, as a key member of NPR's election unit, Sam covered the intersection of culture, pop culture and politics in the 2016 election, and embedded with the Bernie Sanders campaign for several months. He was also one of the original co-hosts of NPR's Politics Podcast, which launched in 2015.