Obama to field questions from Twitter, YouTube next Thursday

President Obama will field questions from the public via social media next Thursday during a press conference that will be streamed live on YouTube.

Members of the public wishing to ask the president questions can submit them at YouTube.com/askobama or by using the hashtag #askobama on Twitter. The final deadline to submit questions is midnight on Jan. 25.

Obama will answer the top-rated questions on Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m. EST. Video questions are preferred and should typically last about 20 seconds.