C-SPAN Names VP, Digital Media

C-SPAN has named Richard Weinstein vice president of digital media.

Weinstein, who had been managing editor, will be responsible for all strategy and operations of online content.

Weinstein has been with C-SPAN since 1986, most recently overseeing daily event coverage and production.

"Richard brings to his new role excellent management skills plus extensive editorial and C-SPAN mission depth," said C-SPAN co-CEO Susan Swain in a statement. "He has intricate knowledge of our internal content management systems plus a longstanding interest in innovation." 

Succeeding Weinstein as managing editor will be Ben O'Connell, who had been managing producer of events and who has been a producer with the public affairs networks since 2001.

In addition, Prof. Robert X. Browning, director of the C-SPAN archives at Purdue University in Lafayette, Ind., has been named executive director. The multiple Peabody award-winning archive now totals more than 221,000 hours of programming.

C-SPAN is a suite of public service networks created and supported by the cable industry.

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.