Jon Gordon

Jon Gordon

Director, Digital News
Minnesota Public Radio
jgordon@mpr.org
(651) 290-1024


Jon Gordon is director of digital news at MPR News. He's responsible for mprnews.org, social media, mobile content and news apps. He's worked at MPR News since 1990. Gordon created, produced and hosted "Future Tense," a nationally-distributed technology program that aired from 1996 to 2010.

Jon Gordon Feature Archive

There are no classes at more than two dozen Minneapolis public school sites that lack air conditioning for Thursday and Friday, Aug. 29 and 30, according to Minneapolis Public Schools. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 3. (08/28/2013)
The Suburbs
Bypassing record labels probably wasn't a great option for The Suburbs when the Twin Cities band released its last collection of songs 27 years ago. It's legit now. The reunited band is recording a new album, and turning to fans to help pay for it. (07/25/2013)
Rural electrification
Public radio veteran Alex Chadwick hosts a special report about the nation's electric distribution grid. (06/20/2013)
Bill McKibben is using math as a tool of persuasion in his fight against climate change. The author, educator and environmentalist is in the Twin Cities for a stop on his "Do the Math" tour. (The Daily Circuit, 11/29/2012)
Virtual reality can be an effective therapy for military personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to researchers. It's also being used to reduce symptoms and prevent PTSD in combat soldiers. (The Daily Circuit, 11/28/2012)
New Ulm tourism revolves around several annual music and cultural festivals, including Bavarian Blast and Oktoberfest -- but there are fun things to do any time of the year. With the help of recommendations by New Ulm residents in our Public Insight Network, we've assembled a list of seven thnigs to do in this city of 13,500. (09/15/2012)
Reports of severe weather are coming in from around the state. (03/19/2012)
We're live-blogging Attorney General Lori Swanson's announcement of proposed legislation that would bolster Minnesota's weak bullying laws. (11/23/2011)
In Minnesota, local governments are watching markets closely this morning to figure out if the downgrade in the national debt credit rating will affect them. (08/08/2011)
Duluth and other Minnesota cities that applied to be home to a super-high-speed fiber network promised by Google are being forced to wait until next year for a decision. Google has concluded it got too many applications. (12/15/2010)
Comcast customers in and around the Twin Cities, Chicago and Detroit should have had their internet access restored today. An outage that lasted about four hours last night kept people from getting online. (12/06/2010)
Many Twin Cities customers of Comcast's Internet service found an effective workaround to a widespread outage that lasted about four hours Sunday night. (12/06/2010)