Former boss covering new bosses (on new media journalism)

It’s very weird to have a former boss (Steve Sloan at San Jose State University, who runs an excellent podcasting class) covering my current boss (John Furrier, CEO of PodTech) and my other boss (Maryam Scoble, who has about as much success as the other two at telling me what to do, although I did take out the trash this morning) while they put together a future of journalism and new media evening event for Stanford’s Innovation Journalism Fellows program.

I love this quote: “Furrier really impressed me, this is one sharp guy!”

Now you know how he talked me into joining PodTech. I totally agree.

Comments

  1. It was a great event and I found myself wanting to ask more questions. I was a bit embarrassed because I probably asked too many as it was.

    Kyle Hansen, one of our students, was sitting next to me and I wrote down on my note pad, “we need to get him to SJSU.” Hansen agreed. Students planning a career in journalism and/or mass communications really need to hear what he has to say, they need to hear it over and over.

    The ability of our audiences to be able to engage in media rich conversations with journalists and directly with the news source absolutely changes the way we cover and tell stories.

    You made the right decision working for this guy. Note – I did not tell him about how you used to drink all my Diet Cokes when you worked at SJSU so that secret is safe.

    It was great seeing Furrier, Maryam and others like Gabe Rivera there and of course meeting the Fellows! I am glad we were invited.

  2. It was a great event and I found myself wanting to ask more questions. I was a bit embarrassed because I probably asked too many as it was.

    Kyle Hansen, one of our students, was sitting next to me and I wrote down on my note pad, “we need to get him to SJSU.” Hansen agreed. Students planning a career in journalism and/or mass communications really need to hear what he has to say, they need to hear it over and over.

    The ability of our audiences to be able to engage in media rich conversations with journalists and directly with the news source absolutely changes the way we cover and tell stories.

    You made the right decision working for this guy. Note – I did not tell him about how you used to drink all my Diet Cokes when you worked at SJSU so that secret is safe.

    It was great seeing Furrier, Maryam and others like Gabe Rivera there and of course meeting the Fellows! I am glad we were invited.

  3. As I remember I bought you all the Diet Coke you could drink too. Unintentionally maybe…

    But, no beer, sigh. I think I could have got fired for that, maybe even arrested if I had.

    PS – I sampled a couple of the beers at my Podtech visit. That was very cool. That is a benefit you do not get at a state university.

  4. As I remember I bought you all the Diet Coke you could drink too. Unintentionally maybe…

    But, no beer, sigh. I think I could have got fired for that, maybe even arrested if I had.

    PS – I sampled a couple of the beers at my Podtech visit. That was very cool. That is a benefit you do not get at a state university.