Episode 07: Jim Burress (Pt. 2) & Jake Lowary

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This episode features Part 2 of our interview with Jim Burress (click here for Part 1). Here, Jim talked about his favorite music, becoming vegetarian, getting off of conventional television and convention advice for CMA 2016.

Most poignantly, he looked back on the day the Supreme Court ruled on same-sex marriage. As fate had it, Jim Burress had long scheduled June 26th as a day off. As a reporter and as a gay man, did he regret this decision? He explored this in a thought-provoking conversation on how close is too close (if there is “too close”) for a journalist to be to an issue.

Jim Burress
Bryce McNeil and Jim Burress at the Peachtree-Dekalb airport

Also check out the conclusion of the interview for Jim’s thoughts on the future of audio-journalism.

Also in this episode, we make a roadtrip! We speak with Jake Lowary, president of the 2016 Southeast Journalism Conference and former advisor to Austin Peay State University’s All State. On the heels of a successful SEJC 2016, Jake talks about his time in CMA, his upcoming professional endeavors and offers some conference advice, especially for those driving west-east/north-south to Atlanta in the fall.

At 12:13, Jim mentions the Woodruff Arts Center.
Get to the Woodruff from the convention by train
Get to the Woodruff from the convention by cab/taxi

Will you cross Nashville/Clarksville en route to Atlanta?
Check out this map.