Eric Johnson is the producer of Recode Decode and other projects for Kara Swisher. Previously, he wrote about the video game industry on Recode and its predecessor site, AllThingsDigital.
Eric spent four years in radio at 95.5 WBRU in Providence, R.I. He also wrote for the Peninsula Press, while he was a student at Stanford University. Outside of work, he previously co-hosted another podcast, Giant Geek vs. Mega n00b.
Eric holds a B.A. in History from Brown University and an M.A. in Journalism from Stanford.
Here is a statement of my ethics and coverage policies. It is more than most of you want to know, but, in the age of suspicion of the media, I am laying it all out.
I do not own stock in any company that I report on, but I may make investments in mutual funds, over whose portfolio investments I have no direct control.
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