Ethical Implications of True Crime Podcasting

Chicago based journalist Kim Bellware and I took a look at true crime in the digital age and the many, many fine-lines that must be walked when navigating the production and consumption of these true stories


Kim Bellware is an independent journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Vulture, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, VICE News, BuzzFeed, Teen Vogue, Chicago Magazine and other publications. Kim serves as a board member with the Association for Women Journalists – Chicago and is a member of the Writers Guild of America – East and a charter member of the HuffPost Union.

Episode Links: 

How ‘S-Town’ Explores the Murky Ethics of Privacy 

Eli Saslow at The Washington Post 

Who is Dirty John in Real Life? 


One thought on “Ethical Implications of True Crime Podcasting

  1. I loved this! It’s a great discussion of a tricky topic. Thanks for this balanced discussion.


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