On with Kara Swisher: Can Chris Licht Turn CNN Around?
Decoder with Nilay Patel
Chris Licht faces an uphill battle at CNN. He got the CEO gig in the midst of a prickly merger between Warner Bros. and Discovery and right after the shocking exit of beloved long-time boss, Jeff Zucker. In his first six months, he’s shut down CNN+, ousted Brian Stelter, and shuffled anchors around, including Don Lemon and Jake Tapper. This week, the network chief held an internal town hall meeting where he faced a staff of thousands and discussed upcoming layoffs. Shortly afterwards, he sat down with Kara — who grilled him, of course.She asks Licht whether he has any real actual power or if he’s simply executing orders from Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav — who is in search of cuts, as the company stares down the barrel at $50 billion in debt — and billionaire board member, John Malone, who has said he’d like to see more “centrist” programming from CNN. They discuss Licht’s vision for the newsroom, his plan to build trust with journalists who fear losing jobs, and how CNN will cover Donald Trump during the 2024 election.Before the interview, Kara and Nayeema discuss the challenges facing journalism in an era of disinformation. Stay tuned for Kara’s closing rant on “citizen journalism” and Elon’s latest broadside against the press.You can find Kara and Nayeema on Twitter @karaswisher and @nayeema. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
What in the heck is going on at Twitter since Elon Musk took over? From growing concerns about disinformation on the social network, to changes to how once coveted blue check marks are granted, there’s a lot to unpack. We couldn’t think of a better person to help make sense of it all than Kara Swisher, who has interviewed Musk numerous times and has covered tech for decades. Swisher is also host of the podcasts “On with Kara Swisher, “Pivot,” and is co-founder of the technology website Recode. Swisher points out that while Musk is very innovative, in her view, he’s been a “chaos monkey.” She joins Chris to discuss how the world’s richest man (as of this posting) is running Twitter, staff shakeups, growing competition in the social media space and more.
Today we’re joined by journalist and podcast host, Kara Swisher. At the top, we unpack the midterms (4:22), the state of the GOP (7:28), and the role of social media in politics (11:52). Then, we discuss Kara’s evolving relationship with Elon Musk (13:21), her vision for Twitter (18:22) and what an alternative platform could (and should) look like (19:35). On the back-half, we walk through Swisher’s pivot to journalism in college (26:24), her early years at The Washington Post (29:00), how she developed her no-nonsense style of interviewing (33:47), her personal connection to Senator-elect John Fetterman (35:42), and a commencement speech from Steve Jobs (42:47) that keeps her believing in the future (45:20).See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What Kara Swisher Has Learned From Decades Covering Tech
No industry has had more impact than technology over the past few decades. Tech companies have changed the way we live, work, and interact with each other. They’ve helped us in a lot of ways, but they’ve also created some big problems. Kara Swisher is a journalist, entrepreneur, and host of the podcast On with Kara Swisher. She’s had a front row seat to the tech industry’s evolution and interviewed all of its biggest players. She speaks with us about key trends — past, present, and future — and the lessons she’s learned as not just an observer but also a media entrepreneur herself along the way.
Kara Swisher has hosted the annual Code Conference for the last twenty years. Recently she announced that this was her final year organizing and running the event, which concluded on Thursday in Los Angeles.At the final big panel on Wednesday evening, Swisher ended things where she started: with a conversation about Steve Jobs.She gathered the famous Apple designer Jony Ive and the widow of Steve Jobs — Laurene Powell Jobs — and the CEO of Apple — Tim Cook — who flew to Los Angeles for Swisher hours after unveiling the new iPhone 14 at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino. The event ended much more poignant than one would expect at a conference about technology and politics.Afterward, Playbook Co-Author Ryan Lizza met Swisher in a suite on the 8th floor of the Beverly Hilton at what was Code's last secret poker party. They talked about the end of her running the Code Conference, her long and winding career … and why she loves saying no.Ryan Lizza is a Playbook co-author for POLITICO.Afra Abdullah is associate producer for POLITICO audio.Kara Tabor is producer for POLITICO audio.Brook Hayes is senior editor for POLITICO audio.Adam Allington is senior producer for POLITICO audio.Jenny Ament is executive producer for POLITICO audio.
Has Anyone Checked on Elon? A Conversation with Kara Swisher
Dan speaks with tech journalist Kara Swisher about her exit from the New York Times for a new role with Vox Media (0:54), Mark Zuckerberg’s huge bet on the metaverse and the future of Meta/Facebook (5:17), Kara’s recent interview with VC heavyweight Chris Dixon on the outlook for Web3 (10:22), if FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried is becoming a Warren Buffett-like lifeline for the crypto industry (13:36), crypto likely becoming more centralized (14:13), Elon Musk’s curious silence on Twitter (16:42), whether Amazon CEO Andy Jassy will overcome the challenges facing the company (22:43), Kara’s push to cover the existential problems from climate change (24:48), and the impact Peter Thiel and other Silicon Valley influencers are having on politics (27:00). For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, please check out the episode page here.—-Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any feedback, suggestions, or questions for us to answer on the pod and follow us @OkayComputerPod.We’re on social:Follow Dan Nathan @RiskReversal on TwitterFollow @GuyAdami on TwitterFollow us on Instagram @RiskReversalMediaSubscribe to our YouTube page
Okay, Computer 6/29/22: Has Anyone Checked on Elon? A Conversation with Kara Swisher
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Dan speaks with tech journalist Kara Swisher about her exit from the New York Times for a new role with Vox Media (0:54), Mark Zuckerberg’s huge bet on the metaverse and the future of Meta/Facebook (5:17), Kara’s recent interview with VC heavyweight Chris Dixon on the outlook for Web3 (10:22), if FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried is becoming a Warren Buffett-like lifeline for the crypto industry (13:36), crypto likely becoming more centralized (14:13), Elon Musk’s curious silence on Twitter (16:42), whether Amazon CEO Andy Jassy will overcome the challenges facing the company (22:43), Kara’s push to cover the existential problems from climate change (24:48), and the impact Peter Thiel and other Silicon Valley influencers are having on politics (27:00). —-Email us at email@example.com with any feedback, suggestions, or questions for us to answer on the pod and follow us @OkayComputerPod.We’re on social:Follow Dan Nathan @RiskReversal on TwitterFollow @GuyAdami on TwitterFollow us on Instagram @RiskReversalMediaSubscribe to our YouTube page
Reload: Navigating Tech Ethically & Responsibly with Kara Swisher
What's Next! with Tiffani Bova
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova. I am fortunate to have the absolute pleasure of speaking with Kara Swisher. Kara is the co-founder and editor-at-large of Recode, producer and host of the Recode Decode and Pivot podcasts, and co-executive producer of the Code Conference series. She also has a special series on MSNBC called “Revolution” on the impact of technology on work, society and more, and is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She is also the author of “aol.com: How Steve Case Beat Bill Gates, Nailed the Netheads and Made Millions in the War for the Web.” THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… anyone wants to hear a no-holds-barred conversation about the state of Silicon Valley, what the next generation of Unicorns might look like and what VCs want, what they need, and what they should be paying attention to. TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Kara Swisher talks about the role of AI and automation moving forward and the onus that will be placed on employees to reskill. In this new job market, creativity and problem-solving will be more important than ever before. She also breaks down Kara rounds out this episode with what trust looks like in the new tech economy, the role of regulators moving forward, and the importance of ethical thinking in new technologies in an industry that is facing a crisis of privacy. WHAT I LOVE MOST… Kara Swisher is out having the tough conversations, fighting the good fight every day and staying engaged and aware as technology evolves in our society. Running time: 27:22 Find Tiffani on social: FacebookTwitter LinkedIn Instagram Find Kara online: Twitter Opinion Pieces "Recode Decode" (Kara's Podcast)
To open Offline’s new feed, Jon interviews Kara Swisher, Silicon Valley’s most feared and respected journalist. The two discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine — how it marks the first true conflict of the internet age, why Putin is losing the misinformation battle, and what makes Zelensky a compelling online hero. Kara also gives Jon insight into Big Tech’s most important founders and teaches him a few interview tricks to use as Offline continues.For a closed-captioned version of this episode, click here. For a transcript of this episode, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the name of the podcast.
In which John Heilemann talks with Kara Swisher, arguably the preeminent chronicler (and frequent critic) of the companies, personalities, and culture of Silicon Valley and the technology world writ large. Heilemann and Swisher, a protean reporter and pundit whose vast array of endeavors includes hosting the New York Times podcast Sway and serving as a contributing opinion writer at the paper, discuss Spotify’s handling of the Joe Rogan controversy, how the pandemic has shifted the tech landscape, the recent stock plunge that erased more than $200 billion from the market value of Meta, and what to make of two of the most powerful — and maddening — hyper-capitalists of the age: Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. They also look back at their parallel paths covering Silicon Valley during the first Internet boom (and bubble, and bust) in the late 1990s; how Swisher's lesbian identity affected her ability to cover the Valley's notorious tech bro culture; and how her restlessness, entrepreneurial itch, and proud status as a self-described "bad employee" sets her apart from the journalistic herd. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.