029. Sirin Kale. Career Pivots. Government Accountability.
Podcast |
In Good Company
Publisher |
Otegha Uwagba
Media Type |
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Society & Culture
Publication Date |
Apr 07, 2021
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Journalist Sirin Kale is a features writer for the Guardian, Observer, British Vogue, Wired UK, VICE, GQ, and many other publications, and was previously an editor at VICE UK, where she launched their award-winning anti-stalking campaign Unfollow Me. Sirin authors the Guardian's flagship longform series on Covid-19 deaths, Lost to the Virus, which tells the stories of the individuals who died of Covid-19 in the UK, and the structural and systemic factors that contributed to their deaths.

In this episode we covered everything from corporate lobbying and how it influences politics, to pivoting careers in your late twenties and how Sirin knew it was time to quit her corporate job and pursue journalism. We also discuss media precarity and the overall direction of the journalism industry, as well as what motivates Sirin on a day-to-day basis, and what she considers the role of journalists to be in our current political climate.

Find Sirin on Twitter (@thedalstonyears) and Instagram (@sirin_kale)

Read Sirin’s Lost To The Virus series for the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/society/series/lost-to-the-virus

On the end of girlboss culture for Tortoise https://www.tortoisemedia.com/2020/12/02/wing-women/

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Produced by Chris Sharp and Naomi Mantin.

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