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Covering Inequality with Venessa Wong

May 27, 2021 John T. Meyer Season 1 Episode 51
Leadmore Podcast
Covering Inequality with Venessa Wong
Chapters
1:50
How Venessa covers the heavy stuff
7:37
Anti-Asian racism
17:07
Where do you start a story?
25:52
Leaders who listen
30:03
How representation impacts leadership
38:07
Rapid fire with Venessa
Leadmore Podcast
Covering Inequality with Venessa Wong
May 27, 2021 Season 1 Episode 51
John T. Meyer

When BuzzFeed recognized rising inequality in the wake of the pandemic, the news publisher formed a desk dedicated to the phenomenon, and senior reporter Venessa Wong reframed a decade of experience in business writing to cover its cause and the communities impacted by it. 

In episode 51, Venessa and host John T. Meyer unpack the growing wealth gap, where her stories start, and her experience in covering anti-Asian racism as an Asian American journalist. 

  • How Venessa covers the heavy stuff (01:50)
  • Anti-Asian racism (7:37)
  • Where do you start a story? (17:07)
  • Leaders who listen (25:52)
  • How representation impacts leadership (30:03)
  • Rapid fire with Venessa (38:07)

Read Venessa’s BuzzFeed stories about inequality.

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Show Notes Chapter Markers

When BuzzFeed recognized rising inequality in the wake of the pandemic, the news publisher formed a desk dedicated to the phenomenon, and senior reporter Venessa Wong reframed a decade of experience in business writing to cover its cause and the communities impacted by it. 

In episode 51, Venessa and host John T. Meyer unpack the growing wealth gap, where her stories start, and her experience in covering anti-Asian racism as an Asian American journalist. 

  • How Venessa covers the heavy stuff (01:50)
  • Anti-Asian racism (7:37)
  • Where do you start a story? (17:07)
  • Leaders who listen (25:52)
  • How representation impacts leadership (30:03)
  • Rapid fire with Venessa (38:07)

Read Venessa’s BuzzFeed stories about inequality.

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Connect with John T. Meyer

Follow Leadmore on Instagram

Subscribe to the Leadmore newsletter

Join the Leadmore Community


How Venessa covers the heavy stuff
Anti-Asian racism
Where do you start a story?
Leaders who listen
How representation impacts leadership
Rapid fire with Venessa