The Alabama Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists hosted the April 26, 2011 episode of Studio SPJ, a podcast featuring conversations between journalists, with special guest Joel Achenbach, a Washington Post reporter who covered the BP oil leak for the Post and now has a book out about the disaster.
The book, “A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea,” begins in the hours leading up to the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform and covers the entire scope of the efforts to cap the well, as well as the political machinations and fallout from the event.
He also addresses the process of covering an unprecedented news event and what the future might hold in our highly-engineered society. Dennis Pillion, president of the Alabama Pro Chapter, served as moderator. You can listen to the entire podcast below.