Episode 43 - Pivoting with Justin Ellis


Hello and welcome to 43 of Diversity Hire.

Today we talked to Justin Ellis, who is the special projects editor at Defector and is also at work on a book about Black life in Minneapolis. We talked about reporting from his hometown in the last year, what it was like to be at the courthouse when the decision from the Chauvin trial was made public, the unsavory and exhausting but sometimes necessary task of being asked to report on your identity and race, how reporting on the media during the heyday of the pivot broke his brain, if the Minnesota Timberwolves will ever be good in our lifetimes, and much more.

Thank you for listening!

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