ABC News Digital Managing Editor on Being at the ‘Nerve Center’ of Newsgathering

By Merrill Knox 

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eric noeEric Noe, the managing editor of ABC News Digital, is featured in Mediabistro’s latest “So What Do You Do?” interview. Among other things, Noe tells us how ABC News Digital has changed over the years:

It’s changed a lot, actually, since I’ve been [at]. When I first got there, we were this little sort of Internet entity that was down at the end of the block, and we were actually in a different building than most of the newsgathering operation. And then two or three years ago, we moved into a brand new integrated newsroom, where the digital room is now back to back with the managing editors of domestic and international news. So we’re kind of at the nerve center of anything and everything that goes on at ABC News, which has been great for us.

Now it’s just a matter of figuring out how to take the news that’s gathered and put it into the different funnels. I mean, obviously, the same way the shows like Good Morning America and World News have their own specific products and their own specific audience, it’s really the same for us. We have to figure out how best to package the news that’s gathered for more of a digital audience, and, increasingly, more of a mobile audience as well, people who are getting their news on handheld devices and tablets.