David Nordfors (pictured) is the director of the Innovation Journalism program at Stanford University. His program studies how how journalism impacts the technology industry, and how news organizations can do a better job of covering changes in the technology that impact politics and other non-tech areas. These topics are near and dear to VentureBeat and many of our readers, so I chatted with Nordfors recently to hear more. Listen to the audio post for more, below.
The program focuses on bringing mid-career technology and business reporters from other countries to work for several months at US publications including PC World, Fortune, and this year, blogs including VentureBeat and GigaOm.
Originally from Sweden, and a physicist by training, Nordfors has also contributed to VentureBeat, and our readers will soon meet two of the Innovation Journalism Fellows, Finnish journalist Tanja Aitamurto, who has already written this VentureBeat story on robots in the home, and Swedish journalist Cecilia Aronsson.