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Digital Producer, Enterprise

John Rosman

John Rosman is the enterprise digital producer at Oregon Public Broadcasting. He works on long-term projects and produces multimedia.

Previously, John worked as the digital editor for NPR affiliate KPBS in San Diego and the social media editor for Fronteras Desk. His reporting has aired on American Public Media's Marketplace and PRI's The World and been published online at PBS NewsHour and Univision.

By way of metro Detroit, John is a graduate of the University of Oregon's School of Journalism. He's worked as an editor in television and film, but he found his passion for public radio during a long winter in a lonely hotdog stand. He makes movies in his free time.

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Recent Articles

Entertainment | Arts | NW Life

Oregon Horror Aficionado's 5 Picks For Friday The 13th

OPB | Oct. 9, 2017 midnight | Portland

We picked one of Oregon's sharpest horror brains (... brains ... BRAINS!) to get some choice movie picks for Friday the 13th.

Health | local | Science | News | NW Life

What Happens To Our Bodies When It's Hot Out?

OPB | Aug. 3, 2017 2:36 p.m. | Portland

Here's how our bodies respond when hot weather strikes.

local | History | Education | Nation | Arts | NW Life

150 Years Later: Carleton Watkins' Timeless Photos Of The Gorge

OPB | July 18, 2017 2:57 p.m.

Carleton Watkins was the first to truly capture the colossal beauty of the Columbia River Gorge Northwest. He was also a huge reason why we have National Parks. 

NW Life | History | Nation

What Fourth Of July Was Like In Oregon In The 1870s

OPB | July 3, 2017 1:19 p.m.

It was bigger than Christmas. Read a first account of what Independence Day was like in rural Oregon in the 1870s. 

History | Sports | NW Life

Soccer Icon Timber Jim Reflects On A Unique Northwest Life

OPB | June 23, 2017 midnight | Portland

Jim Serrill's career was forged in the Oregon outdoors and immortalized as the Portland Timbers' first mascot.

History | Entertainment | News | Arts | NW Life | Oregon History

The Portlander Who Inspired Krusty The Clown

OPB | May 17, 2017 7 p.m.

Before there was Krusty, there was Rusty. Meet the Portlander who inspired "The Simpsons" Krusty the Clown.

local | Arts | NW Life

At Overlook Film Festival: A Chance To Live In A Horror Movie

OPB | May 5, 2017 midnight | Mount Hood, Oregon

Overlook Film Festival attendees were given an opportunity to play a 24 hour, four-day immersive horror game. 

local | Entertainment | News | Arts | NW Life | Oregon's Animation Magic

6 Films From New Portland Animators

OPB | April 24, 2017 10:30 a.m. | Portland

Here are six short, dynamic films that showcase Portland's modern animators. 

Environment | Energy

Canada's Oil Pipeline To The Salish Sea: What You Need To Know

EarthFix | March 30, 2017 3:15 p.m.

You’ve heard of Keystone XL. And you know all about Dakota Access. But have you heard of TransMountain, which could soon be the biggest pipeline of them all?

local | History | News | Sustainability | Nation | Arts | NW Life | Broken Treaties

Broken Treaties: An Oral History Tracing Oregon's Native Population

OPB | March 20, 2017 6:30 p.m.

For the new “Oregon Experience” documentary “Broken Treaties,” native Oregonians reflect on what has been lost since and what’s next for their tribes.

local | History | NW Life

At 92, Oregon Flag Still Flies With Own Wings

OPB | Feb. 26, 2017 6 a.m. | Portland

Made official on Feb. 26, 1925, Oregon was one of the last states in the union without an official flag.  

Environment | Politics

Video: This Is What Trump's EPA Looks Like So Far

EarthFix | Jan. 30, 2017 6:15 p.m.

Since taking office, President Donald Trump's administration has done a lot to shake things up at the Environmental Protection Agency. Here's what's in play so far.

local | Politics | Nation | News | NW Life

Thousands Pack Portland Streets For Women's March

OPB | Jan. 21, 2017 11:14 a.m. | Portland

Thousands of people flooded the city's waterfront in one of the largest public demonstrations in Portland history.

local | Politics | News | NW Life

3 Things To Watch As Protests Continue In Portland

OPB | Jan. 20, 2017 7:23 p.m. | Portland

Thousands of protesters marched through downtown Portland on Friday night. On Saturday, the city prepares for thousands more. 

local | History | News | NW Life | Oregon History

The Unlikely Bond Between An Oregon Town And The Man Who Bombed It

OPB | Dec. 7, 2016 8 a.m. | Brookings, Oregon

In 1962 the junior chamber of commerce in Brookings invited a Japanese fighter pilot to be an honored guest in the town's Azalea Festival. The pilot had tried to destroy the town 20 years earlier. 

local | Nation | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

3 Takeaways From The Oregon Refuge Occupiers' Acquittal

OPB | Oct. 28, 2016 5 a.m. | Portland

The acquittal of seven occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge left supporters outside the federal courthouse in Portland elated. But many people are asking: What's next?

News | Think Out Loud

Office of Emergency Management | Infrastructure Resiliency | Psychology of Earthquake Preparedness

OPB | Oct. 20, 2016 noon

Why don't we prepare for earthquakes, even though we know they are coming? And just what might happen along the Oregon coast when the massive earthquake and tsunami hit?

local | Water | News | Energy | NW Life | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

How To Prepare Water For The Cascadia Quake

OPB | Sept. 1, 2016 6 a.m. | Portland

Individuals could be on their own for two weeks after the Cascadia Subduction Zone quake. Make sure you're prepared by having enough water ready. 

local | History | Sports | Recreation | NW Life | Oregon History

Oregon's 1st Gold Medalist Led An Extraordinary Life

OPB | Aug. 15, 2016 6 a.m. | Portland

Alfred Carlton Gilbert, Oregon's first gold medalist, was an incredible athlete but he also a magician, inventor and successful businessman. 

local | Election | Nation | News | Politics | Elections

Why Do Conventions Matter?

OPB | July 23, 2016 4:13 p.m.

The Democratic and Republican national conventions are the single biggest spectacles in American politics. But if we already know who the party nominees will be, why do we have conventions?