Barkley Kern Named C-SPAN VP of Digital Media

Former C-SPAN manager of business development Barkley Kern is returning to the public affairs net as VP of digital media, C-SPAN said Tuesday.

Most recently, Kern had been VP of operations at CQ Roll Call. Kern will oversee C-SPAN Archives, which includes its online video library, its web site, and other digital products and services including mobile apps.

Kern was with C-SPAN for a dozen years -- 1986 to 1998 -- before exiting to head up Capital Advantage, which was acquired by Roll Call in August 2008.

"Barkley Kern brings to his new position a great appreciation for C-SPAN's mission," said C-SPAN Co-President Rob Kennedy in a statement. "We're pleased that he's returning to help C-SPAN take advantage of emerging new media and mobile app technologies, with the ultimate goal of connecting our nationwide audience to politics and Washington."

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.