CHERRY HILL, NJ —(SBN)— Charlie Kratovil, a community activist and award-winning hyperlocal newspaper editor in New Brunswick, New Jersey, is the guest on the latest edition of the Lubetkin on Communications podcast, an occasional podcast produced by The Lubetkin Media Companies, the parent company of StateBroadcastNews.com.
Because of the conversation’s focus on issues facing journalists today, LMC is crossposting the podcast on SBN’s New Jersey news feed.
Kratovil started the local news website New Brunswick Today, which has broken several exclusive stories, including reports on corruption in the New Brunswick municipal water utility.
Earlier this year, he received national attention when he was forcibly ejected from a speech by White House correspondent April Ryan — an event he had been invited to cover by representatives of the organization that arranged the speech.
In the podcast conversation with SBN News Director and LMC Managing Partner Steve Lubetkin, Charlie talks about the experience and its implications for news coverage, and discusses the challenges facing hyperlocal news sites, including stable sources of financial support. New Brunswick Today got a boost in 2017 when “Full Frontal” TV host Samantha Bee interviewed Kratovil and supported his fund-raising efforts.
Charlie Kratovil’s Video of His Expulsion from April Ryan Speech
Charlie Kratovil’s Interview with Samantha Bee
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