Hired at ASU

The Executive Boardroom at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism

Later today, I will be accepting a position at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication as the Lead Web Developer for the Carnegie-Knight News21 journalism initiative under Jody Brannon.

I am honored to have the opportunity to build on the on the work that the universities have started at http://newsinitiative.org/. From what I know right now, I am impressed with their vision and excited about the technologies that they are considering implementing to meet these goals… most notably the discussions at the Django Newsroom Group and the resulting open source software, built specifically for journalism, that this initiative will produce.

KJZZ has been a wonderful home for me for the past nine years. And public radio will always have a place in my heart. I am sure that the work I have participated in and the relationships that I have enjoyed over the years will continue into my work at ASU.

  1. Donna Gaudet’s avatar

    John..way to go! You deserve this and will do great. Good luck and happy holidays.

  2. Rene’s avatar

    Congratulations, Love! I am so proud of you.

  3. Nick Martin’s avatar

    Hey John, congratulations. That’s big. I’m excited to see what comes of it.

  4. Darrin Chandler’s avatar

    Congrats on the new position, John!

  5. Jennifer’s avatar

    John, I’m SO excited for you. I HATE to lose you at the station. After losing Rene, and with other hires and changes, am not sure what to think about the future there. You didn’t say in your blog post when you will be starting.

  6. John Pemble’s avatar

    This sounds very nice John. Good to hear you have this opportunity.

  7. vicki’s avatar

    Congratulations, John! They are very lucky to be getting you!

  8. John Proffitt’s avatar

    I thought I felt a disturbance in the Force…

    Congratulations! Looks like this will be a big year of change coming up.

  9. Angela Ambrosia’s avatar

    What a way to GO!!! Good luck in this wonderful opportunity. You will be missed.

  10. alandd’s avatar

    Wow! Wonderful job, John! Don’t hold back!

  11. Peter Bull’s avatar

    Congratulations John. A loss to the public media world, to be sure, but it sounds like a great opportunity for you.


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