Podcast: Crash Course goes 'Behind the Stories'
We talk with three Connecticut journalists about how they are covering the state's political and pandemic landscape after the unprecedented 2020 election season.
The ‘Crash Course’ newsletter team brings you behind the stories this week with a podcast to hear from three Connecticut political journalists. They talk about their experiences covering the 2020 election and the coronavirus pandemic. We also asked them to tell us what issues they’ll be focusing on now that election season is behind us.
From left, Daniela Altimari of The Hartford Courant, Emilie Munson of Hearst Connecticut, and Amber Diaz of WTNH-TV.
Daniela Altimari is the The Hartford Courant’s longtime statehouse reporter. Altimari says 2021 will continue to be a busy news year with stories about racial inequality discussions, the state budget and Connecticut's continued response to COVID-19.
Emilie Munson of Hearst Connecticut is one of only a few political reporters based in Washington D.C. covering national politics for a local Connecticut audience. Munson explains the factors that combined this year to put a unique strain on our election system, including the pandemic and a highly polarized electorate.
Amber Diaz, a 2011 UConn Journalism alumna, joined WTNH-News 8 in March 2020 when the pandemic hit. She covered the Biden campaign in Delaware on Election Day. Diaz speaks on how reporting during a pandemic is different, but also an important job for journalists.
Listen to the special ‘Crash Course’ edition of UConn Journalism’s Behind the Stories podcast: https://soundcloud.com/uconnjournalism/crash-course-election-2020-connecticut-news-politics
Read a transcript of the podcast here.
You can also subscribe to the UConn Journalism Behind the Stories podcast feed on Soundcloud and Apple Podcasts.
Reporting for this episode is brought to you by UConn Journalism majors Ashley Anglisano, Ben Crnic and Allison O’Donnell, with Fiona Brady and Mike Mavredakis as your hosts. The project was overseen by Associate Professor Marie K. Shanahan. Read more about us »
We hope you enjoy! Thank you for following our #Election2020 coverage throughout this semester.