Media critic Howard Kurtz, who recently left his hosting gig on CNN’s Reliable Sources, will debut his new program MediaBuzz Sunday on Fox News.
Also planning to make heavy use of social media, Kurtz commented on how much it has changed the media landscape:
I like to say that Twitter is the new AP, except that it harnesses far more brainpower than a wire service ever could.
In addition to reading the best tweets on the air, Kurtz will post video responding to viewer questions:
Every week we’ll post a video responding to your questions, whether submitted by Facebook, Twitter, e-mail or YouTube.
Kurtz spent 29 years at The Washington Post before leaving to join The Daily Beast in 2010. They fired him earlier this year after he incorrectly accused the first openly gay NBA player, Jason Collins, of covering up his previous relationship with a woman. That left Kurtz with just the weekly Reliable Sources job, and it was probably only a matter of time before he lost that job as well.
Tune in at 11 a.m. this Sunday, and see if Kurtz can create any “buzz.”