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Making “A Better Life?”: A Podcast on Centering Underrepresented Voices in Journalism: Episode 11 of our Podcast Series, “A Better Life?”

Members of the team that produced “A Better Life?” Clockwise from top left: Host Zahir Janmohamed, executive editor John Rudolph, senior producer and engineer Jocelyn Gonzales, reporter Maritza L. Félix, and executive producer Mia Warren.

What happens when a group of journalists from immigrant backgrounds gets together in the middle of a pandemic to make a podcast about the American Dream? 

In a conversation moderated by veteran editor and reporter Carolina González (Latino USA, The NY Daily News), the team who made the A Better Life? podcast discusses decision-making, editing choices, and lessons learned that can help other news organizations and production teams.

The conversation was originally presented before a live audience on Zoom on December 3rd, 2020.

A Better Life? is a ten-part series about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on immigrants across the U.S. Read more about the series here.


Fi2W is supported by The Ford Foundation, the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation, the Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, the Listening Post Collective, an anonymous donor and readers like you.

AboutFeet in Two Worlds
Feet in Two Worlds brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists from communities across the U.S. to public radio and the web. Since 2005, this award-winning project has expanded the diversity of voices and stories on public radio by presenting the work of journalists representing a broad spectrum of immigrant communities including Arab, Bosnian, Brazilian, Chinese, Haitian, Indian, Irish, Latin American, Pakistani, Polish, and Russian immigrants. Feet in Two Worlds reporters appear on nationally-distributed public radio programs including PRI’s The World, Studio 360, and The Takeaway, American Public Media’s Marketplace and NPR’s Latino USA, as well as on public radio stations WNYC, New York Public Radio, and WDET in Detroit.