Libby Nelson - Deputy Policy Editor - Vox

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A very special election episode! Libby Nelson (@libbyanelson) talks to us about how she is approaching U.S. presidential election coverage as Senior Deputy Policy Editor at Vox. As you may well have guessed, covering this election has turned out to be very different than we could have predicted. Libby also talks about how she came to work for journalism startups, becoming one of Vox’s first few employees when the website was still just an idea.

Countries featured: USA

Publications featured: The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, The Scranton Times-Tribune, Politico, Vox, The Daily Northwestern

Libby discusses being raised by two newspaper journalists in Kansas (5:05), burning out at Northwestern University's daily newspaper (11:52), interning at NYT at the depth of the financial crisis (21:53), transitioning from newspapers to the trades to startups (25:39), joining Vox when it was just an idea (39:12), become an editor (46:01), election coverage (48:17), the killer profile encapsulating Obama's education policy that never happened (57:42), her story about a conservative faction taking over a religious college in Georgia (1:04:19), working with reporters on a global story about healthcare (1:08:51) and finally the lightning round (1:14:24)

Here are links to some of the things we talked about:

Libby’s story on a religious college takeover - https://bit.ly/375OY6t

Vox story on how healthcare works globally - https://bit.ly/3k0AwAq

In the Dark podcast - https://apple.co/2GYGUdc

Wind of Change podcast - https://apple.co/352Bg1y

NYT story on Trump’s taxes - https://nyti.ms/2SRuBlk

The Hour on IMDb - https://imdb.to/3drIYGo

Linda Greenhouse NYT stories - https://nyti.ms/3k0K8uT

Nina Totenberg NPR stories - https://n.pr/3nOoIU5

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