A few years ago, our former TV Newser colleague Jordan Chariton pitched himself as follows:
“From the beginning of my career, my philosophy has been: do things differently than your competitors. My first job out of college was for FoxNews.com’s all-day marathon Web show The Strategy Room. And what I learned there, from my bosses and colleagues, was – let’s talk with the viewers instead of at them.”
Via Twitter Saturday, just ahead of the Democratic debate, Chariton announced that he has joined an outfit that has thrived with that same approach to its TV audience – The Young Turks. Chariton, a media reporter with TheWrap since the fall of 2014, will work as a campaign reporter. He wasted no time posting his first TYT contribution, a conversation in Manchester, N.H. with Bernie Sanders supporter and military veteran John W. Jones.
According to comScore, The Young Turks Network attracted around 847,000 desktop millennial viewers ages 13 to 24 in the month of November, easily outdistancing in the online news and politics category the likes of CNN Politics, HuffPost Politics and bloomberg.com. On Friday, Dec. 11, The Young Turks celebrated their 10-year anniversary with a special 10-hour livestream from the TYT Network studios in Culver City. The event included interviews with long-time members of The Young Turks community.