KQED's News Director Wishes John Farewell

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Here at KQED in San Francisco we had a farewell lunch for John in the newsroom last week. In his remarks, John noted how much has changed in the news business from when he started with us nine years ago, including the fact that he was no longer just a public radio reporter but a news blogger with a twitter handle and a podcast show. As he is with his reporting, John was spot on.

John was a pioneering journalist who recognized early how these digital outlets were critically important in serving the public with the best news and information we can provide. John’s reporting through this blog and social media demonstrated how coverage could be expanded to offer you new options to stay informed, and the opportunity for you to add your voices to the conversation.

We’re proud of John’s many achievements during his tenure at KQED, including Capital Notes. We thank him for his dedication to the craft of journalism, his passion for reporting on California governance, his extraordinary work habits and his generosity as a colleague. All the best John.

Capital Notes will go on hiatus as KQED searches for a new Sacramento Bureau Chief for The California Report. KQED is committed to providing excellent coverage of the California state house, the Governor’s office, and political, economic, budget and other news and trends in the largest and most populace state in the nation. In the meantime, our general news site is at kqednews.org, and The California Report is at californiareport.org.  I can be reached at bkoon@kqed.org.

Bruce Koon
KQED Public Radio News Director

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