May 28, 2008 Kevin E. Dayhoff
Newspaper junkies learned last week that Mary Katherine Ham is joining The
The announcement came by way of an email alert from The
The news comes as excitement grows among those in the central
It is also welcome news for those who have followed the career of Ms. Ham on Fox News and Townhall.com and understand that she is just what is needed to bring online publications into the new millennium.
Moreover, the fresh new approach to an online publication is more likely to be achieved with an editor with a background in Internet media. Moving an aging dinosaur print media editor over to the online world and re-labeling their job description, and the sign on the door, isn’t going to work.
This is where someone like Mary Katherine Ham, a 2002 graduate of the
As The Examiner press release notes, she “grew up in a newspaper family, as her father was managing editor of The
Furthermore, Ms. Ham is currently a blogger, columnist, and managing editor for the web site Townhall.com. Many have enjoyed her regular appearances on “The O'Reilly Factor” on Fox News, where Bill O’Reilly introduces her as an “Internet Cop.” Others have enjoyed her work in an award-winning video blog series titled “HamNation.”
It was actually no surprise that The
Apparently he did not need a lesson in computational complexity theory, or a “qualitative, anthropological study of young media consumers,” to understand that the future of newspapers is found in the increased integration of video, interactive ability, depth – with “path to the back story,” and honest news reporting.
Mary Katherine Ham is scheduled to begin working at The Examiner’s downtown
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