On this episode, we’re joined by Holly McCall, the editor of the Tennessee Lookout , a website devoted to covering state government and issues as part of States Newsroom.

We discuss the background in politics and journalism that led her to this job and the challenge of covering state government in a state in which the Republican party has a supermajority hold on the state legislature.

Holly talked about stories her team uncovered related to Coronavirus, the growing immigrant community, governor Bill Lee, and the cities of Nashville and Memphis.

She also explained the balance between news and editorial and how her organization demonstrates its fairness, She also shared advice for aspiring journalists and provided a journalism salute of her own.

*Key quote* : “I think there’s a great hunger for more policy and politics coverage.”

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The organization Holly saluted