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Baltimore's newest Beat

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From left: Baltimore Beat Deputy Editor J. Brian Charles, Director of Operations and co-founder, Brandon Soderberg, Editor in Chief Lisa Snowden and Arts and Culture Editor Teri Henderson. August 10, 2022 marked the relaunch of Baltimore Beat. Photo: Schaun Champion

Newspapers in the US have been closing at the rate of about two each week since 2005. But journalism may be on the rise for Baltimore. We talk with Teri Henderson, Arts and culture editor for Baltimore Beat, the city’s latest edition to local news coverage. And with editor in chief Lisa Snowden, who describes what she thinks the paper can become:

“My vision is news that is accessible for everybody. So physically accessible, which means that we have a physical paper, we have a website with no paywalls, But also, that serves everybody.”

Links: Baltimore Beat, Baltimore Beat Launch party

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Melissa Gerr is a producer for On the Record. She started in public media at Twin Cities Public Television in St. Paul, Minn., where she is from, and then worked as a field producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland. She made the jump to audio-lover in Baltimore as a digital media editor at Mid-Atlantic Media and Laureate Education, Inc. and as a field producer for "Out of the Blocks." Her beat is typically the off-beat with an emphasis on science, culture and things that make you say, 'Wait, what?'