The Time I Went to Jail (Occupy Wall Street)

Become a Patron! It’s been ten years since I was arrested at Occupy Wall Street while working as a journalist. I wasn’t by far the only person to be arrested that day… not even the only journalist to be arrested. The piece below was originally published by Suicide Girls, yes the same site that published…

Isolated Incidents Ep 1: Alex Jones is F*cked.

Become a Patron! This is the first-ever episode of the Isolated Incidents podcast. A monthly dive into the stories that journalists have put out covering the world of far-right and the grifters that inhabit it. When I first came up with the idea it was before the pandemic so I didn’t think to necessarily cover…

VisuNews Podcast: 10 Years of Occupy Wall Street

Support our work via PAYPAL.me/zdroberts Become a Patron! Zach D Roberts and Aaron Cynic are back with a conversation about Occupy Wall Street, which turns 10 years old on Friday, September 17th. No OWS hasn’t been occupying Zuccotti Square for 10 years but the legacy OWS lives on in many forms. There’s no Bernie presidential…

Episode 24: THIS IS FINE

Subscribe: Spotify, iTunes, Podbean Wherein Aaron Cynic and I chat about the madness of the week focusing on the massive purge of media jobs. As HuffPost and BuzzFeed shed staff, has the digital content bubble burst? https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/jan/24/as-huffpost-and-buzzfeed-shed-staff-has-the-digital-content-bubble-burst The digital winter turns apocalyptic https://www.cjr.org/business_of_news/buzzfeed-verizon-layoffs.php How Chicago’s ‘J-school of the Streets’ Is Reinventing Local News https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/01/24/city-bureau-local-journalism-training-school-chicago-what-works-next-224114

VisuNews Ep. 22: Trump’s 8 Minutes in Border Wall Heaven

Subscribe: Spotify, iTunes, Podbean Well, the border wall speech is over and the country hasn’t been placed under martial law, and Trump didn’t resign. We’re not just left with the same old status, the media got played by letting Trump get 8mins (really? only 8mins?) of free airtime to spout racist bullshit and a continual…

Christmas in Trumpland: The Biloxi Rally

It’s 4 days until Christmas which means the war on Christmas is in high form. Donald Trump, Fox News and the rest of the right-wing media has been in full force going after supposed claims of people being too politically correct around this highest of high religious days. First there was the gingerbread man according…

Episode 17 – Brooke Binkowski and Real News

Welcome to episode 17 of the Visu.News podcast, I am Zach D Roberts and this week I chat with fact-checker extraordinaire, Brooke Binkowski formerly the managing editor of Snopes.com about fake news and the future (and past) of journalism in a wide ranging conversation. This was recorded a couple of weeks ago so excuse the tenses….

MARS Season 2: Discussion and Open Boxing

Occasionally we slip in to Visu.News some entertainment stories but as the site moves forwards we’ll be doing more and more of them – when they are politically relevant. A couple of months ago I was on the set of the the National Geographic TV show, MARS. It’s an incredible show, that deals with climate…

Greetings from the Resistance – Kickstarter

I’ve been covering resistance movements in America since I became a photojournalist. Before that I was an activist, and organized several Bush era protests in Upstate NY. I covered the 2004 GOP convention protests in NYC, anti-war protests, and more. When Occupy Wall Street came about I was there the first day and was beaten…