[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/17/art.youtube.obama.address.jpg caption="Obama's weekly transition addresses - like the one above - were all posted on YouTube."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Welcome to the YouTube White House.
In one of many signs of “change” in the air, President Obama has officially tweaked the name of a White House institution, the Weekly Radio Address, which has been heard on stations across the nation each Saturday for years.
Now it’s officially known as “President Barack Obama’s Weekly Video Address,” according to whitehouse.gov.
“President Barack Obama plans to publish a weekly video address every Saturday morning of his presidency,” says the official Web site.
During the transition, Obama taped a weekly video address that his team posted on YouTube to try showcase what supporters call a hipper approach with new forms of media.
And unlike the old radio address, which has traditionally just been a boilerplate report from presidents of each party about an issue in the news, Obama occasionally broke some news himself in the transition reports - recently using it to reveal a new figure for how many jobs he wants to create in his first two years in office.