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Nate John

Innovation Specialist

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Nate John manages products and projects for the innovation team that pertain to news and on-demand media.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in religious studies at SDSU. His favorite projects focused on religion in media.

He's had a lot of jobs at KPBS, serving as its first newsroom coordinator, then the first innovation specialist. During pledge, Nate steps in as on-air talent for TV and radio. He also served as news director for SDSU’s campus radio station and works on his own independent podcasts.

With experience in TV, audio and the web, Nate enjoys working with any tool that helps people devour great stories. He also loves hiking, camping, breakfast food, and binging great TV.

Nate accepts proposals for "game changing" cloud solutions on behalf of Jim Tinsky.

Recent Stories by Nate John

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Smugglers Use SENTRI Drivers To Move Drugs Across San Diego Border

Jan. 26, 2015
By Associated Press, Nate John

The most trusted border-crossers are unknowingly bringing illegal drugs into the United States at the San Diego border with Mexico.

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How Do San Diegans Tell It's Winter?

Dec. 22, 2014
By Nate John

With no snow or freezing temperatures to mark the occasion, some San Diegans look to the ocean for seasonal markers.

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3-D Printers Add Dimension To The College Experience

Nov. 28, 2014
By Nate John

SDSU's Love Library will soon have an open, free 3-D printing studio. The goal: to get students hooked on the technology and materialize their ideas.

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Solar Eclipse Captivates San Diegans

Oct. 22, 2014
By Nate John

The solar eclipse captured the attention of San Diegans Thursday. We have their pictures and comments here.

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Comic-Con 2014: A Crossplay Haven

Aug. 1, 2014
By Nate John

San Diego's Comic-Con weakens the knees of nerds, geeks, TV addicts and comic enthusiasts around the globe. But the event also makes waves as a premier venue for costume play — or "cosplay." Some players even venture beyond their own gender to thrill attendees. And I found them.

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How A Quadriplegic Man Of San Diego And Sweden Views The World

Nov. 18, 2013
By Nate John

David Thulin, a dual citizen of Sweden and the United States, flies across the world to capture architectural beauty as he sees it -- from a wheelchair. This is his story.

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Review: 'Don Jon'

Oct. 1, 2013
By Nate John

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial quasi-debut opened September 27 through out San Diego. It's about love, sex, and porn. (You probably shouldn't read this at work.) Guest critic Nate John has a review.

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Review: 'You're Next'

Aug. 23, 2013
By Nate John

"You're Next" opens in San Diego August 23. It's a frightful mess. Guest critic Nate John has a review.

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Review: 'Jobs'

Aug. 14, 2013
By Nate John

All the ingenuity and creativity of Apple... tossed aside for a generic, listless biopic. The Steve Jobs film, "Jobs," opens everywhere August 16.

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Review: 'The Lone Ranger'

July 4, 2013
By Nate John

"The Lone Ranger" opens in San Diego July 3. Guest critic Nate John has a review of this classic remade.

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