White House: Obama has 'no plans' for media career after leaving office

White House: Obama has 'no plans' for media career after leaving office
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The White House on Friday denied a report that President Obama is considering a career in media after he leaves office next month.
 
White House communications director Jen Psaki wrote on Twitter that the president "is interested in the changing ways people consume info, but he has no plans to get into the media business after he leaves office."
 
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Citing unnamed sources, Mic reported Friday that Obama is thinking about working in digital media and has even considered starting his own media company. Psaki also denied the sources’s accounts for that report.
 
 
Obama has shown an interest in online news as a topic of debate. Following the election, Obama spoke out publicly about the corrosive effect of fake news online, arguing it has hurt the U.S. political process.
 
“If we are not serious about facts and what’s true and what’s not ... if we can’t discriminate between serious arguments and propaganda, then we have problems," Obama said last month in Germany. 
 
The president has begun to publicly sketch out his post-White House plans.
 
After taking first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaPortraits of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeff Bezos headed for National Portrait Gallery Trump: House Judiciary should investigate Obama Netflix deal instead of his business 2020 is not a family affair, for a change MORE on vacation, the president says he wants to focus on writing a memoir, helping young people through his presidential foundation and advising the Democratic Party on rebuilding after a disastrous election cycle.