283 Eric Johnson | The Evolution of Journalism and What I Learned at All Things Digital

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Harry welcomes to the show founder, podcaster and entrepreneur, Eric Johnson. Eric is the host of Follow Friday, the podcast about who you should follow online. Every week, Eric talks to creative people about who they follow, and why. He’s also the founder of LightningPod, a podcast consulting firm that helps its clients achieve their podcasting goals. Today, Harry and Eric engage in a discussion on the evolution of journalism, Eric’s experience at All Things Digital and what inspired Eric to launch a podcast focused on interesting people you should follow. Eric shares some of the biggest lessons he’s learned as a podcaster, talks about his love of movies and speaks to the idea that you can’t possibly consume the amount of content out there.

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What We Covered:

  • 06:17 – Harry and Eric talk about podcast recommendations, Eric’s background in journalism and the importance of keeping Big Tech in check
  • 19:06 – The death of local news
  • 24:27 – Eric’s experience at All Things Digital
  • 30:16 – Defining what is newsworthy and journalists Eric admires
  • 35:49 – Eric’s podcast origin story and what the production cycle looks like for Recode
  • 43:44 – Tools that aided Eric as a podcast producer
  • 44:54 – The inspiration to launch Follow Friday
  • 50:57 – Lessons learned from podcasting
  • 54:11 – You can’t possibly consume it all, so stop trying
  • 1:01:54 – Harry thanks Eric for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him



FullCast Website

Podcast Junkies Junkies Facebook Group

Link to Podfest Expo Virtual Summit

Link to Linda Holmes’ NPR Essay

Link to Baggage Claim Podcast

Link to LightningPod

Link to Follow Friday Patreon

Eric’s LinkedIn

Eric’s Twitter

Eric’s Podcast:

Follow Friday

Tools Mentioned:

Google Drive




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