Isabelle Roughol

Journalist, podcaster, media consultant. Telling stories & building better newsrooms. Writes The Lede. Ex- LinkedIn News, Le Figaro, The Cambodia Daily. ๐ŸŽ“ Mizzou '08, Birkbeck '25.

Borderline, a podcast for defiant global citizens

Borderline, a podcast for defiant global citizens

Borderline is a (now concluded) podcast with 50+ in-depth interviews exploring lives lived across borders, immigration and globalisation. Guests included Jose Antonio Vargas, Amelia Gentleman, Ian Bremmer, Dina Nayeri, Wade Davis, Qian Julie Wang, Felix Marquardt, Ian Dunt, Geoffrey Cain and many more. Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Borderline
What does a job offer that self-employment does not?

What does a job offer that self-employment does not?

And other thoughts prompted by the Changing Newsrooms 2023 report

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Careers
A vintage illustration of mechanical chainlink

Smells like print spirit

Five things you should read this weekend

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
The Lede
A comic illustration in black and white of a middle-aged white man in business wear yelling and gesturing at his staff.

Newsroom culture shouldn't be an accident

We need to train editors as people managers, not just story processors

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
The Lede
"The desert stretches as far as the Earth exists" (Arizona, 2020)

"The desert stretches as far as the Earth exists" (Arizona, 2020)

The eye goes and goes until, almost in Mexico, hills rise as if God pinched up the tablecloth.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Essays
Let's not mistake a corporate rebrand for a feminist moment

Let's not mistake a corporate rebrand for a feminist moment

Barbie is as feminist as a Lean In circle and a "You can have it all" essay in Cosmo.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Essays
What being an exchange student did for me โ€“ and why every teen should have the same chance

What being an exchange student did for me โ€“ and why every teen should have the same chance

This is the speech I gave at the Rotary International Youth Exchange Officers 2023 Preconvention on 26 May 2023 in Melbourne, Australia. I am an alumna of the programme, which transformed my life.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Borderline
Every resource you need to start a solo podcast without breaking the bank

Every resource you need to start a solo podcast without breaking the bank

Record, edit, source music and archives... free tools for every step in podcasting.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Podcasting