TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

ABC’s Obama Reporter Promises To be “Vigilant, Questioning”’s Jon Friedman talks with ABC’s senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper about his new gig, which has become a multimedia affair.

Friedman writes: “In this digital age of blogs, podcasts, video feeds and the like, a journalist no longer is pigeonholed into such confining categories as ‘print’ or ‘broadcast’ disciplines of the craft. In addition to his on-air work, Tapper maintains a blog and contributes cartoons, one of his avocations, to it.” Friedman also asked Tapper how he is avoiding the pitfalls that “hampered his predecessors who covered President Bush.”

He shot back: “I want to hold these guys accountable for what they say and do. You have to avoid group-think by not falling for the cult of personality. We in the media are supposed to be even more professional and vigilant, and questioning.”

Obama_1.23.jpgWhich is just what a reporter from Politico was trying to do last night when President Obama dropped in to say hello to members of the media in the White House press briefing room.

It didn’t go so well

Mediabistro Course

Social Media Strategy Boot Camp

Social Media Strategy Boot CampStarting November 10, build a complete social media strategy for your brand! Through a series of weeklong webcasts, marketing and social media experts will teach you how to integrate social media into your overall marketing strategy, understand key metrics and analytics, and master the emerging trends in social. Register now!