Eason Jordan is the general manager of NowThis News, an upstart mobile, social video network.
Previously, he was the chief executive officer of Poll Position, a hybrid news, market research, and social media company whose mission was to engage, enlighten, and entertain. Jordan conceived and launched Poll Position in 2010 and led it for two years.
From 2005 until 2010, Jordan served as the chief executive officer of Praedict, a provider of insights and guidance on and from the world's most challenging regions.
From 1982 until 2005, Jordan worked with CNN, where he rose through the ranks to become the network's chief news executive and president of newsgathering and international networks. Jordan oversaw CNN's news coverage, international outlets, global expansion, and international relations. He traveled around the world on CNN's behalf and reported on-air and online from Iraq, North Korea, and elsewhere.
Jordan's journalistic honors include Emmy Awards, Peabody Awards, Edward R. Murrow Awards, Headliner Awards, ACE Awards, The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, The Vanguard Award, the Livingston Award, and the first Charles Weltner Freedom of Information Award.
Jordan wrote op-ed articles that appeared in dozens of newspapers including The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlanta Journal Constitution. His exclusive 1997 reporting from North Korea on the famine there appeared in Time magazine.
Jordan's university lectures include appearances at Harvard, Columbia University, Georgetown, the American University of Beirut, UCLA, the University of Miami, the University of Michigan, the University of Wisconsin, Northwestern, Hampden-Sydney, Emory University, and Georgia Tech.
He has made guest appearances on PBS, NPR, the BBC, Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, Israeli TV, Chinese TV, Indian TV, Pakistani TV, TV Asahi, and Fuji TV.
He attended Georgia State University and DeKalb College.
Jordan serves on the leadership council of the Committee to Protect Journalists, the North America board of the International News Safety Institute, the board of directors of the Fugees Family, and the advisory board of Peacetree Productions. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the ONE Campaign.
January 17, 2013 der standard "Eason Jordans digitaler Angriff auf Kabelsender"
October 8, 2012 American Journalism Review " Tailoring News for the Mobile Crowd"
February 18, 2012 New York Times "Reporter's Death Puts Focus on Difficulties of Covering a ..."
January 5, 2012 Poll Position "73%: No newspaper worth $2.50"
Research Magazine October 7, 2011 "Veteran CNN news man launches Poll Position"
September 19, 2011 Politico Politico "Poll: More prefer Fox News"
October 28, 2010 Poll Position "42% of Americans say WikiLeaks Guilty of Crime"
October 13, 2010 The Huffington Post "Top Five Reasons to End U.S.'s Cuba Travel Ban"