Today on the Menu we are joined by ABC”s Rick Klein. Klein, who will be a headline speaker at the upcoming TVNewser Summit, is a major part of all the new media elements at ABC. He authors the ABC’s The Note blog, is a co-anchor of “Politics Live” on ABC News NOW,” and contributes to several other ABCNews.com’s Web shows.
“I think there’s a realization at ABC that it’s not enough to talk to people as we have in the past…you have to go to people the way they want to receive information…whatever the next big thing is.”
“This is a time of grand experimentation in journalism — this is something I tell up-and-coming journalists all the time — this is an exciting time to be a journalist despite all the financial problems.”
Klein also talks about the World News Webcast, which he says is skewed to a younger audience, “Charlie Gibson is one of the hippest men I know!” As well as his recent embrace of Twitter. You can listen to the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.