Media perspectives: John Carroll

Rebecca Aris interviews John Carroll


This month in our Media Perspective interview we gain a better insight into the biotech industry in our interview with FierceBiotech editor John Carroll.

John shares with us the hottest biotech stories of 2011, his favourite story covered on FierceBiotech and in what direction he thinks the industry in heading.

Click on the play button below to watch the video.


0:15 – John’s background and how he came to be editor of FierceBiotech

0:49 – About the FierceBiotech audience and the site’s popularity

1:12 – 2011’s biggest stories for biotech

1:49 – How biotechs are coping with the current economic climate

2:58 – Biotech activity in emerging markets

3:27 – Most exciting biotech companies to watch

4:13 – Most interesting stories to report on

4:26 – John’s favourite story covered

5:12 – The future of the biotech industry and FierceBiotech

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About the interviewee:

John D. Carroll is a biotech analyst with 32 years of prize-winning experience in journalism. Appointed editor of FierceBiotech in 2003, he has covered genomics, biotechnology, healthcare and other business topics for Managed Care, American Banker, Small Times, and Local, He has also contributed stories from Central America and Ireland to the Dallas Morning News and Time and wrote for the Houston Press and other leading publications. He spent six years as editor and publisher of the Dallas Business Journal, was publisher of Texas Business and early in his career was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team of reporters and editors at the Kansas City Star &amp, Times. He enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with his family. Carroll is based in Vermont and Texas and can be reached at Follow @JohnCFierce on Twitter.

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