Today on the Menu: We talk with CNN anchor, and Twitterer extraordinaire Rick Sanchez, who says Twitter is revolutionizing the way he approaches the 3pm newscast.
“It’s a whole different game [the old way] was a speech, and this way is a conversation…Twitter has allowed me to engage in a dialogue with viewers which creates a better news cast for me.”
“This is participatory journalism at its best that we’re trying to do,” says Sachez. “52,263 people are following me right now. That means I have 52,263 people who are my assignment editors, who are my sources, who are my general editors, who are my copy editors, who are part of my staff.”
Sanchez, who is hosting the Shorty Awards tomorrow night, also talks about why this is the future of journalism, and what makes a good tweet. You can listen to the podcast live every morning at 9amET on BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321. You can also subscribe to the iTunes feed of the podcast by clicking the “iTunes” button.