Jim VandeHei, executive editor and co-founder of POLITICO, talks with Eric Schwartzman, host of “On the Record…Online,” about the future of grassroots diplomacy and the growth of emerging communications channels like social and mobile for news consumption. He also discusses how POLITICO integrates the old media values of fairness and accuracy with the speed and immediacy of new technologies. VandeHei is a keynote speaker for PRSA’s 2010 International Conference in Washington, D.C.
In early 2007, VandeHei, along with John F. Harris and Allbritton Communications, launched the nonpartisan political journalism organization, POLITICO, and quickly established it as one of the leading new media companies in the nation. Drawing on 15 years of experience in Washington, D.C., journalism, he helps direct POLITICO’s editorial content and oversees its business strategy.
Recently named as one of the 100 most powerful Information Age thinkers by Vanity Fair, VandeHei is also a regular political analyst on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” and is a frequent guest on numerous cable and network television programs.