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Swati Swarma Is Making Headlines At Vox Media

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    Swati Swarma Is Making Headlines At Vox Media #HeliumRadio

Swati Sharma is the powerhouse Editor-in-Chief of Vox, a leading platform for explanatory journalism. I recently had the pleasure of sharing a panel with her earlier this year and felt an instant connection. As the Editor-in-Chief of Vox, she’s on a mission to demystify the complexities of the world by helping her audience move out of ignorance into knowledge, no matter their background.Throughout her storied career, she’s been a force at renowned news institutions like The Atlantic, Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. She has overseen digital coverage through pivotal events like the pandemic, racial reckonings, Trump’s presidency, and an historic election. Beyond her editorial prowess, she’s a Bay Area native with a passion for travel and all things Bollywood. No doubt that Swati was meant to write and tell stories and is a true trailblazer in journalism. We talked about: 

  • Swati’s role at Vox Media and their relationship to other editorial brands (2:51)
  • The essence of explanatory journalism and why we need it (5:53)
  • Hiring people who live by intellectual rigor and approachability (11:16)
  • Serving + maintaining a diverse audience with intention and integrity (15:03)
  • Facing imposter syndrome + unlearning working twice as hard for half as much (18:21)
  • Shahrukh Khan, Bollywood’s influence in South Asian media, and going mainstream with niche topics (24:40)
  • Highschool Swati + her relationship with brown growing up (30:05)
  • Rapid Fire Questions (35:10)
  • Swati’s bare bones for happiness (37:27)

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