RodCast Recap #22: Jeff Smith On Journalistic Integrity

If you’ve been following Street Muscle Magazine’s social media, especially the Facebook page, you’ll be familiar with our recurring podcast, RodCAST Live. For the uninitiated, the show is an all-encompassing dive into the deep-end of automobilia.

The show’s host Vinny Costa, Editor of Power Automedia’s Street Muscle and Rod Authority magazines, and his co-host Greg Acosta, Editor of Engine Labs take viewers and listeners on a live virtual interview with their guests – playing game segments and generally just having a good time.

The show airs every Friday at Noon PST on the Street Muscle Facebook page. Viewers can expect live interaction with guests and hosts alike – viewer participation is strongly encouraged.

  • Episode 22 offers an in depth and poignant look at a very serious topic – journalistic integrity, specifically in the modern age. Jeff Smith is one of the most well-respected automotive journalists in the space today. His career spans decades and he’s published some of the most evergreen and valuable pieces of tech editorial as the editor of Hot Rod, Car Craft, and Chevy High Performance magazines. We could think of no one better to comment on the duty of an automotive journalist. Below are some of the topics we covered with Jeff during our conversation. Check out the video above for the whole story.

        1. What Is The Duty Of A Journalist?
        2. Is “Clickbait” A New Phenomena, Or Does It Simply Have A New Name? 
        3. Satire Vs Engaging Relevant Content.
        4. Perceived Bias With Sponsor Provided Parts.
        5. Ad Sales Explained.
        6. A Day In The Life Of A Hot Rod Editor In Its Hay Day.  
        7. The Future Of Automotive Journalism. 

    We hope this episode offers some insight into the man behind the tech and gives our viewers a look at just how Jeff has crafted such a lengthy and prolific career in automotive journalism.

    The previous 21 episodes can still be seen on Street Muscle’s Facebook page. Links to each individual episode are listed below along with the guest’s name and a short summary/recap – just click on the episode you want to watch, and the link will take you there.

    Tune in next Friday at 12pm PST to the Street Muscle Facebook page to catch all the latest action!

About the author

Vinny Costa

Fast cars, motorcycles, and loud music are what get Vinny’s blood pumping. Catch him behind the wheel of his ’68 Firebird. Chances are, Black Sabbath will be playing in the background.
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