First Look names John Temple president of audience

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First Look Media has named John Temple its president for audience and products, Pierre Omidyar writes.



Temple was previously a senior fellow at Stanford's Knight Fellowship program. Before that he was a managing editor at The Washington Post and, perhaps most significantly, was editor of Honolulu Civil Beat, another Omidyar-funded news org. "I saw John’s commitment and integrity first hand when we worked side-by-side building Honolulu Civil Beat," Omidyar writes.



Last October Temple spoke with Poynter about Omidyar's approach to the journalism he funds.


“He’s got a journalist’s sensibility,” Temple said. “He enjoyed the hunt for a story, and he’s very open to experimenting with how to tell the story and using contemporary approaches.” That said, Omidyar “gives you the space to do your job.”

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at TBD.com and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.

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