Quick: “Content is Knowledge and the Knowledge is Worth Something”

By SteveK Comment

quick_2-17.jpgCNBC’s Squawk Box co-anchor Becky Quick joined us on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast this morning to talk financial crisis and more.

Quick discussed how CNBC’s role has grown with the financial focus of the Obama presidency. “It’s been amazing from our perspective to be right at the front and center of the focus for where all the news is these days,” she said.

She also talked about how her and her co-anchors try to find positive stories to include in broadcasts. “Things still stink out there. They’re not looking better but maybe they’re not looking a whole lot worse,” she said.

Before CNBC, Quick worked at the Wall Street Journal, and thinks their online pay model is one other newspapers should adopt. “I think the Wall Street Journal got it right when they started charging people for this…Content is knowledge and the knowledge is worth something,” said Quick.

Also discussed: why she recently canceled her Facebook account, how CNBC has changed their broadcast since the audience has widened and more.

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