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Friday’s Menu: Cramer v. Stewart and What We Learned This Week

mmm_2-3.gifAfter a very busy week, with the TVNewser Summit and more, we look back, as we do every Friday, at What We Learned This Week. Check out all the shows from this week, including out interviews with ABC’s Chris Cuomo, HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell, NBC’s Jim Long and TVNewser’s own Chris Ariens.

On today’s show we discuss Cramer vs. Stewart on The Daily Show and a Pew poll showing Americans don’t overwhelmingly care about their local newspaper folding.

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Twitter Debate, With An Eye To The Future By All, at the Summit

summit_3-10.jpgThe first panel at the TVNewser Summit was slated to have some fireworks, and it didn’t disappoint. Tammy Haddad moderated the group, and engaged the audience.

The overriding focus was Twitter. BBC’s Rome Hartman, who says he’s “somehow been branded the Howard Beale of Twitter,” has mixed feelings. “As a newsgathering tool it’s hugely important,” he said. But, it furthers “mass self-absorption.”

ABC News’ Rick Klein thinks it’s necessary. “I think if people are getting their information in new, different ways, then we should be a part of it,” he said.

NBC’s Jim Long, who’s very active on Twitter, said, “If used properly…it gives you the opportunity to feel and understand the people you’re trying to serve.”

As for the Web-based panelists, Michael Meyers said the Web will have it’s own “niche.” “We’re going to own breaking news,” he said, while traditional media will have “highly synthesized well-thought out content.” The point was argued by members of the panel.

Rachel Sterne talked about the monetary possibility on the Web. “A news audience is probably the best audience you can get online,” she said. “It’s an attractive demographic.”

“The audience has to get bigger, and it has to get different,” said Klein.

At the end of the session, Haddad presented Hartman with a parting gift. Take a look:

Long: “We’re Moving From Meet the Press, and Now We Can Meet the People”

mmm_2-3.gifNBC’s Jim Long (or, for you Twitter types, @NewMediaJim), joined us this morning on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, to discuss the state of the industry and what got him interested in the new media side.

“We’re moving from Meet the Press, and now we can meet the people,” he says. “It’s great.”

He praised the idea of sharing when it comes to Twitter and other tools. “That’s what the social web is about,” says Long. “It’s about sharing knowledge, it’s about sharing ideas. That’s what people want to do with media — they want to share it.”

Long has been with NBC “since I was a kid,” and says: “It’s like working for the Super Bowl champs. That’s not a bad feeling.”

Also discussed: the future of network news, whether newspapers should start charging for content and which piece of technology got Long interested in new media.

Long appears on the “New Tools of the Trade” panel at the TVNewser Summit tomorrow. Click here for more information and to sign up.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321. Join us tomorrow as we preview the Summit with TVNewser editor Chris Ariens. And check out BlogTalkRadio’s weekly highlights show, “The Mix,” tonight at 9pmET. Our interview last week with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski is featured.

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