I have to admit, before watching this Shama.TV video interview with Cheezburger Network CEO Ben Huh, I had no idea Huh majored in journalism in college (at Northwestern, no less). He obviously didn’t pursue a news media career and went to work on the web, which, you know, seems to be working out all right for him. In a mash-up of his talents, he’s also co-founder of the relatively new Circa app, designed to improve the way readers consume news on mobile devices.
He discusses the app and his take on the future of journalism and the importance of local, unique stories in the survival of journalism. It’s a short but insightful clip. Here’s a taste:
“I think journalism is going to go through a very innovative process. How we think about journalism today is really about location and format… and also by geo-location… For journalism to be really a influential force in new media ti has to understand mobile, it has to understand tablets, it has to understand new viewing habits and how they all work together.”