HLN network president Albie Hecht just announced a radical shift in his network’s focus. He’s leaving old school journalism behind in the hopes of turning HLN into the “new TV home for the social media generation.”
Going forward, the shows on HLN will pull their content from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Instead of breaking news, they’ll be curating the news – or what passes for the news on the Internet.
In an interview with BuzzFeed, Hecht said,
“Younger consumers have a very different perception of what news and information is. For them, news is really made in the palm of their hands, in the iPhone prayer position. But they want every update in real time and nonstop and that’s the space that is not on TV. Our headlines are going to be ripped from social media.”