Oct 20, 2021 - Politics

Screen Time with Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson

Photo illustration of a grid of smartphone screens, the center one showing an image of Eric Johnson.

Photo illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios. Photo: City of Dallas

Before becoming Mayor of Dallas, Eric Johnson was a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, where he represented District 100, covering parts of both Dallas and Mesquite.

As part of our regular Screen Time feature, we will examine how some of the most interesting people in North Texas interact with technology.

Here’s how the mayor clicks...

Device of choice: iPhone.

First tap of the day: Emails.

Go-to news sources: “I consistently read the New York Times, the Dallas Business Journal, the Washington Post, The Economist and the Dallas Morning News, watch local news and listen to NPR.”

On rotation: “I love blues, so guys like Muddy Waters, Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Peter Green. I’m trying to teach myself guitar so that I can play along with their albums.”

Podcast of choice: “I’m more of a music guy, but I have enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Revisionist History.’”

Most used app: Twitter. “I don’t love social media, but I like to grab news from there.”

Reading list: “I’m finishing up ‘The Power Broker’ by Robert Caro. It’s an absolute masterwork.”

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