2018 Gold Rush Writers Conference


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Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson's 35-year career in journalism has taken him from the classroom to the newsroom and back. He began using computers to tease meaning out of data while a Ph.D. candidate in the early '70s and studying the impact of technology on urban spaces.
By the early '80s he was writing about dedicated word processing systems (think $13,000 in 1978 dollars) and covering the early stages of personal computing in Silicon Valley for TIME and Popular Science. He worked for Time Magazine in El Salvador in the mid-'80s, was the start-up editor of MacWeek, and a deputy editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

His areas of interest are analytic journalism, dynamic simulation models of publishing systems, complexity theory, the application of Geographic Information Systems in journalism and the impact of the digital revolution on journalism and journalism education. He often teaches and lectures in Latin America and is the founder and co-director of the Institute for Analytic Journalism, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Websites: www.indiepubwest.com and www.jtjohnson.com E-mail: tom@jtjohnson.com

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