159 | Matthew Campbell | Rebuilding Public Trust In Media In The Age Of Misinformation and Disinformation

In this episode, Darius and Matthew talk about writing and journalism and the challenges that go with them. They also discuss the influence of the media and how the public perceives the industry amidst the spread of misinformation and disinformation.

In this episode, Matthew and I talked about:

  • How Matthew got into writing and journalism
  • Matthew shares one piece of advice for aspiring writers 
  • Matthew looks back at one of the most pivotal moments in his life
  • The story behind his book Dead in the Water
  • Matthew reveals the most challenging part of writing a book
  • What people think about journalism these days
  • The most common misconceptions about journalists
  • How the news media can regain the trust of the public
  • Matthew spills plan of bringing Dead in the Water to the screen
  • And other topics…

Meet Matthew:

Matthew Campbell is an award-winning reporter and editor for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine and the co-author, with Kit Chellel, of Dead in the Water: A True Story of Hijacking, Murder, and a Global Maritime Conspiracy.

Matt has reported from more than 25 countries, writing investigative stories on topics including South Africa’s biggest-ever political scandal and the mysterious murder of pharmaceutical tycoon Barry Sherman. His work has been recognized with some of the most prestigious honors in journalism. He and Chellel won Gerald Loeb and Overseas Press Club awards for their coverage of Goldman Sachs’ business dealings with Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, and Matt has also received National Press Club, SOPA, and SABEW awards for feature writing. In 2022, he was a finalist for a National Magazine Award for public interest reporting.

Meet Darius: 

Darius is your host of The Greatness Machine LIVE. Darius is a mad scientist, high-growth CEO, serial entrepreneur, author, conscious capitalist, speaker, and entertainer. Darius is on a quest to create 1,000,000 Core Value Driven Organization by 2030. He is calling this “The Core Value Revolution.” Darius is an alumni of the Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Program at MIT and Stagen Integral Leadership Program. Darius’s accolades include being ranked #9 Top Rated CEO in America on Glassdoor, has won numerous Stevie Awards, and has founded and grown organizations that have been ranked #40 in the Inc. 500 and were ranked #3 Best Places to Work By the San Francisco Business Time. He is all about the P’s: Passion, Pizza, Puzzles, and, especially, Pink Unicorns. His book, The Core Value Equation, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is available at www.thecorevalueequation.com.

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