The New Golden Age of Radio Journalism: Feature Reporting and Podcasting in a Time of Uncertainty

This panel features seasoned public radio journalists who will share their experiences covering a range of stories for a variety of local, regional and national public radio news outlets. From breaking news to cultural pieces, investigative reporting to stories impacting local communities, they’ll describe how radio in all its forms has become one of the most important venues for cutting-edge journalism in the country today.

Presented by The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication and its Master’s Degree Program in Journalism




Mandalit del Barco is an arts correspondent with NPR News, covering film, TV, music, visual arts, dance, food, design, and culture. Based in Los Angeles since 1993, she's reported on street gangs, immigration, politics, natural disasters, and the arts in Latin America and the U.S. She can be heard on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She's also reported for Latino USA, WNYC, the Miami Herald and the Village Voice. Mandalit was born in Lima, Peru.







Chris Remington, Senior Producer for “Sundial,” on WLRN Miami/South Florida Public Radio, knew he wanted to work in public radio beginning in middle school, as WHYY played in his car rides to and from school in New Jersey. He’s freelanced for All Things Considered and was a desk associate for CBS Radio News in New York City. Most recently, he was producing for Capital Public Radio’s “Insight,” booking guests, conducting research and leading special projects at Sacramento’s NPR affiliate. South Florida is at the intersection of Latin American politics and is a cultural beacon for the world. As Sundial's Senior Producer, Chris wants to spotlight the stories of the diverse community that make the region shine. He is an alumnus of Hofstra’s Audio/Radio program.





Doualy Xaykaothao is a newscaster at NPR West, based in Culver City, Calif. She previously worked at Minnesota Public Radio where she covered race, culture and immigration. She also served as a senior reporter at KERA in Dallas, was an Annenberg Fellow at KPCC in Pasadena and has worked as a foreign correspondent based in Seoul and Bangkok. In 2011, she was the first NPR reporter to reach northern Japan to cover the Tōhoku earthquake and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdowns. Her work has won both Edward R. Murrow and Peabody Awards. Doualy was born in Laos and raised in France and the U.S.



Moderated by: Professor Mario A. Murillo, Vice Dean, The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication

Introduced by: Professor Christopher R. Vaccaro, Director, Graduate Program in Journalism, The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication


Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Via Zoom


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