One of the questions PRNewser sometimes asks in interviews is, “What do you read?” We’re always interested in hearing from executives about what publications compose their media diet.
Thankfully, none have given an answer akin to Sarah Palin’s “all of them” during the 2008 campaign, when pressed by CBS’ Katie Couric as to which newspapers and magazines she reads.
On that note, The Washington Post today published a story that looks into the influencers in President Obama’s decision making process, including media. Of note: Senior adviser David Axelrod told the Post Obama reads magazines including the New Yorker, the Economist, Sports Illustrated and Rolling Stone. Axelrod added,”There are some commentators whose views he’s interested in, and he’ll read blog items.”
Of course, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs’ daily briefings on C-SPAN are must see TV, said former communications director Anita Dunn. Read the full story here.
[Image: President Obama holding a copy of Fareed Zakaria’s “The Post American World.”]