SI Media Podcast: Writer Eli Saslow of Washington Post, ESPN the Magazine
Episode 63 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features Washington Post and ESPN The Magazine writer Eli Saslow, the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for his year-long series about food stamps in America in the Post.
On this episode, Saslow discusses why he chooses the stories he writes; how to take complicated subjects and makes them understandable and deeply affecting; what sports stories interest him and why; how to get subjects to open up to you; what it was like covering mass shootings in San Bernardino, Newtown and in Roseburg, Ore.; why the decline of the middle class is one of the most important stories of our time; what it’s like interviewing the President; how to identify with subjects as a journalist and much more.
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