Friday, February 20, 2009

Obama And The Huffington Post

From Interpreting Obama's nod to Huffington Post by Jon Friedman:

"I have noticed the reaction to it," Stein told me. "It's not unexpected. There had been a tradition of which reporters get to ask questions to the president. It's historical, and worth noting. I'm happy. It's a refection of how the media landscape is changing in a good way. There are more outlets, different viewpoints and different questions."

For veteran media watchers, Obama's action was a signal, at the very least, that he would be doing things differently than his predecessor.

"President Obama calling on a Huffington Post reporter is only 'revolutionary' if our frame of reference is President George W. Bush," noted Ken Auletta, the New Yorker media critic.

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