Twittering the Newsman’s Memorial

TVNewser kept us up to date this morning by live-tweeting the Walter Cronkite memorial service at Lincoln Center. Besides breathlessly reporting on the veritable “who’s who” of broadcast journalism in attendance, TVNewser noted President Barack Obama’s remarks before Obama jetted off to Washington D.C. to give his healthcare address tonight at 8 p.m.

At one point, irony be damned, TVNewser quoted the president asking: “Would Walter have cut through the noise of “the blogs, tweets and soundbites” to get the facts? I think the answer is yes.”

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Alexandra Fenwick is an assistant editor at CJR.