CBS Begins “Broadband Journalism:” Morning Papers

By Brian 

> NY Daily News: “The site is meant to lure a bigger portion of the 45 million people who check news online at work and are 10 to 15 years younger than the typical 60-year-old nightly news viewer.”

> The Hollywood Reporter: “The CBS Digital Media staff will continue to grow, though CBS News will supply news gathering without increasing staff. Correspondents and other staff members will be asked to do separate reports for the broadband service, the same way that many now do for radio and TV. Correspondents were told about the plan Tuesday; Kramer said they responded enthusiastically.”

> USA Today: CBS News correspondent Richard Schlesinger welcomed the announcement. “I don’t think anyone here feels threatened,” he says. “There were a lot of questions, but like any new technology, it’s a new way of doing business. If all I have to do is learn different ways of transmitting stories to reach an enormous new audience, put me down as eager.”

> Reuters: “This has the potential to revolutionize news on the Internet they way CNN did for television,” said Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Tom Wolzien.