Michael O’Connell has been writing, editing and producing new stories for print and the online environment for more than 35 years. Currently, he’s the senior digital editor at Federal News Radio in Washington, D.C.
For the last five years, he’s been one of the producers and is the host of the It’s All Journalism podcast, which is available for download every Thursday on Apple Podcasts and on the PodcastOne network.
He speaks regularly at journalism conferences about podcasting, and, in June 2017, Routledge Taylor and Francis released his new textbook, Turn Up the Volume — A Down and Dirty Guide to Podcasting.
This fall O’Connell will put his research to practical use when he teaches a podcasting class in the weekend M.A. program in Journalism and Digital Storytelling at American University.