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Jul 13, 2023

Art Swift has been teaching at AU since 2015 and is a Senior Adjunct Professorial Lecturer. He is Chief Communications Officer for the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking in the Government of the District of Columbia. Previously he was the Managing Director of Corporate Communications at Agility, a global logistics company. He has also been the Chief of Content and Executive Editor at Gallup. Prior to Gallup he was a producer and reporter at ABC News and served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Swift also guest lectures at America House Kyiv, where he trains young Ukrainian leaders. Swift holds degrees in American History and Journalism from Columbia University. 

 

In this episode: 

  • The importance of data to tell stories

  • Art’s experience of working with journalists who need data

  • Tips on how journalists can make sure that the data they are using is accurate

  • How journalists should be doing their due diligence before using data

  • Why Art started his podcast and why he decided to cover deep dive topics

  • Tips on interviewing 

 

Connect with Art:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arthur-swift-418500103/

The Nexus Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nexus-with-art-swift/id1455981196

Twitter: https://twitter.com/artswift1

The article mentioned where Estelle interviews Art: Friends, Fleetwood Mac, and the Viral Comfort of Nostalgia/WIRED by Estelle Erasmus https://www.wired.com/story/fleetwood-mac-dreams-friends-nostalgia/

Estelle’s episode on The Nexus https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-nexus-with-art-swift/id1455981196?i=1000502540062



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Writing That Gets Noticed: Find Your Voice, Become a Better Storyteller, Get Published: Available wherever books are sold at https://estelleserasmus.com/books/writing-that-gets-noticed/

Adjunct Instructor, NYU https://www.sps.nyu.edu/professional-pathways/faculty/1068-estelle-erasmus.html

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