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Catalyst Radio: Mary Ullmer remaking her career as a journalist

About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

THE FEED

After the local daily eliminated her position as sports editor, Mary Ullmer is creating a new career in journalism as an online editor and with a new publication that focuses on a passion.

Mary Ullmer, with her Jack Russell terrier Stuart. Ullmer now is editor of a new magazine called Dogs Unleashed.

Mary Ullmer, with her Jack Russell terrier Stuart. Ullmer now is editor of a new magazine called Dogs Unleashed. /Kendra Stanley-Mills

Mary Ullmer is editor of the new local publication Dogs Unleashed

Mary Ullmer is editor of the new local publication Dogs Unleashed

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INTERVIEW

In this episode of Catalyst Radio we visit with local journalist Mary Ullmer. Ullmer was most recently sports editor for The Grand Rapids Press, has worked at the Chicago Tribune and at publications throughout the country. But at the same time she was selected for induction into the Journalism Hall of Fame at Central Michigan University, the local daily newspaper eliminated the sports editor position, along with numerous other editorial positions -- and Ullmer found herself remaking a career in the field of journalism.

Mary Ullmer shares with us what she sees in the transformation of the news media, what she is doing now as a journalist, and about a new publication project.

 

MUSIC

Music featured this week on Catalyst Radio from local band The Soil And The Sun, from the new release called What Wonder Is The Universe, with samplings of the songs “Engadine” and “One Woman.”

 


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