Goodbye Old Media
Howard Kurtz notes an important point. Much of the old-line media was practically ignored at Tuesday night’s Obama newser.
Breaking with tradition and using a prepared list, Obama did not recognize journalists with The Washington Post, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal or USA Today — the last four of which were not picked at last month’s news conference, either. Instead, he called on reporters for Ebony magazine, Stars and Stripes, Univision, and Agence France-Presse.
Interestingly, this approach didn’t soften the questioining, but rather brought forth good, sharp, questions that gave the president a run for his money. With newspapers failing or going online-only, this is a noteworthy development in a technologically-savvy administration.Click here for reuse options!
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