Gangrey: The Podcast is dedicated to discussing the best in narrative journalism with the writers who write it. Twice a month, Ashland University journalism professor Matt Tullis interviews a newspaper or magazine reporter who has recently published a remarkable piece of literary journalism. The goal is to understand how this work comes about, including the reporting and the writing process, and to treat this type of journalism for what it is — literature.
What’s up with the name?
Several years ago, Ben Montgomery, now a reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, founded a website called gangrey.com. The site’s motto is “Prolonging the slow death of newspapers. Gangrey is the go-to site on the Web to find journalism that aims to be literature. You can also find some of the best practitioners of literary journalism frequently discussing stories that are posted. Montgomery was gracious enough to allow this podcast to use the Gangrey name.
More very important information
The idea for this podcast came from Glenn Battishill, a senior journalism major at Ashland University and the managing editor of The Collegian, the university’s award-winning newspaper. Battishill is also the news director for WRDL, AU’s student-run radio station, and is producing episodes of the podcast. The podcast is recorded and produced in the studios of WRDL with the assistance of Steve Suess, a professional instructor at AU and adviser to the radio station.
All graphic design work related to the podcast is being done by Tyler Remmel, a senior journalism major at AU and the design editor of The Collegian.
Both Battishill and Remmel are graduating in May. If you’re looking for a reporter or graphic designer, you should hire them now.
Music in the podcast was produced by Noah Heyman of The Womack Family Band, a group based out of Norwalk, Ohio. You should definitely check out this band.