Social news site Digg has the beer-fueled Diggnation podcast, but its Conde Nast-owned rival Reddit is working on something more highbrow: a TV show on PBS.
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian announced Wednesday on the company blog that the site will be powering the news behind YourWeek, a new show on affiliates of the public broadcasting network. In a more youth-focused spin than PBS’ news is known for, the new show details the week’s headlines as chosen by Reddit users. Reddit has set up a new section of the site for discussion.
“We’re finishing taping on the pilot this weekend and I can confirm that the Reddit alien (the site’s mascot) will be getting on-camera time,” Ohanian said to readers. The site is celebrating its new show’s user-generated spirit by throwing a contest for users to remix its theme song–“I suspect it won’t be long before we get a Rickroll remix,” he added. Caroline McCarthy, CNET News.com, blogs