Katie Couric's Social Media Path

About a month ago, I connected Katie Couric and Brian Solis for a conversation about Katie’s push into new media which started in 2008. What ensued was a discussion about the challenges, the opportunities and the areas of exploration they both think about when it comes to the convergence of “new” and “old” media. What I like to call – present media.

I hope you enjoy – and as always I can’t wait to hear your ideas and feedback.

Social Media and Real-Time Journalism

“I miss that…kind of connection, that engagement that I had with viewers at NBC. And in a way I feel like I’m revitalizing that through social media.”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg7I5mUs0Nw[/youtube]

Fact-First Journalism and Digital Identity

“There still has to be some of the standards that traditional media…that we have followed through the years. I want them to live on. We can’t let accuracy become a casualty of immediacy.”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ykv31QoBDI[/youtube]

Privacy and Personal Branding

“For me anyway, (social media) has to be a reflection of my authentic self.”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgGjM4NpwZA[/youtube]

**In the third clip at the 9-minute mark, you will hear Katie talk about me. At CBS News, I work with Katie Couric’s team on her webshow (@katiecouric), her social media profiles (Twitter, Facebook and YouTube) and with the CBS Evening News team.

Thanks to these folks for linking to the interview:

  • Harvard’s Nieman Lab – “Preventing Accuracy from Being a Casualty of Immediacy”
  • Lost Remote – “Couric Connects with Viewers via Social Media”
  • John Boitnott – “Turns our Couric Understands Social Media”
  • Social Media Today – “Katie Couric on Social Media and Real-Time Journalism”
  • Fast Company – “Katie Couric on Social Media and Real-Time Journalism”
  • Jess3 -  “(R)evolution’s interview with Katie Couric”

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