After Westin, Risk and Opportunity for ABC News

By Andrew Gauthier 

The New York Times

David Westin‘s resignation as president of ABC News represents, in the words of one long-time television news executive, “an inflection point” for an industry still trying to figure out how to survive.

Andrew Heyward, a former president of news at CBS, said on Tuesday that whoever succeeded Mr. Westin at ABC News had “a real opportunity to not be beholden to the traditions of television news,” but instead to seek ways “to create value through aggressive innovation.”

The company could move in many different directions, Mr. Heyward and several other analysts said. More…