TableCakes was founded by two semi-veteran Los Angeles journalists, Katherine Spiers and Drew Mackie. They’ve worked in newsrooms in Seattle, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and Rome since 1999. In other words, right in time to see journalism plunge itself into chaos.
The goal of TableCakes is to create a new launching pad for new voices and increase the size and scope of journalism in Southern California. We’re choosing topics and producing shows that fill out the sections of a traditional newspaper, just in podcast form: business, outdoors, movies, real estate, food, visual arts, and more. When we find funding (hint, hint), we’ll have a breaking news show, too.
We’ve noticed over the years that traditional media can be slow to adapt to new technologies. TableCakes will combine the rigor of a newsroom with the nimbleness of a start-up. Our aim is to pair each of our podcasts with the other forms of media that suit them best, be it a YouTube channel, a newsletter, or something else that hasn’t even been invented yet.