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WNN - Opelika-Auburn News - Interviews

John Walker

Website Coordinator

John Walker began at Media General in 2005 as the online producer for WJTV News Channel 12 in Jackson, Miss. before relocating to Opelika, Ala. in March of 2008. He is currently the website coordinator for OANow.com and WRBL.com.

Walker oversees online multimedia content for the sites and works with other news properties in sharing content. He has run production of various weekly video projects involving talent from the newspaper including sports, news, and community.

[AL 0301] - Part 1: Introduction and Contribution (7:01)

John Walker, website coordinator, oanow.com, The Opelika-Auburn News, started working with computers in a high school class where he learned graphics and website design. He further developed his digital skills in college radio and at a professional TV station before joining The News.

[AL 0302] - Part 2: Skills (4:54)

John Walker, website coordinator, oanow.com, The Opelika-Auburn News, says anyone seeking a job like his needs to know “how to build a website, photo editing skills, video editing skills, some basic journalism skills” ... and have “the ability to work with many different departments.”

[AL 0303] - Part 3: Adaptation & the Future (3:54)

John Walker, website coordinator, oanow.com, The Opelika-Auburn News, says he expects newspapers to continue to be printed for a long time. “You don’t have to have a computer or Internet access” to read a newspaper, says Walker. “You don’t have to charge it up.” And “newspapers are tangible,” says Walker.