“I think the trust that Vox gave me, saying like, ‘yeah go make this,’ with the kind of mandate that it had to be worth the resources that they were spending, I became obsessed with, like, how am I going to make this amazing? And I think that kind of accountability really pushed me towards making something that I’d never done before.”

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SEPTEMBER 18th, 2019

In our Season Two premiere, Johnny called in from his home in Washington DC to discuss how he was able to successfully pitch and execute Borders, his run-and-gun shooting style, and the benefits of working under pressure.

Johnny Harris is a multimedia journalist at Vox. His show, Borders, is an international documentary series that explores people and culture at various border areas. Johnny also makes videos for his personal YouTube page, where he posts career advice and other musings. 

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