The Atlanta-based network gets a new president. Share your thoughts.
Friday, November 30, 2012
The network infrastructure still is in downtown Atlanta, but CNN just got another New York touch. CNN, which pioneered 24-hour news but has been struggling in ratings in recent years, has named former NBC entertainment exec Jeff Zucker as it new president, according to media reports. Phil Kent, president and CEO of Turner Broadcasting System, which owns CNN, told veteran Atlanta journalist Maria Saporta that it was inevitable that the next president of CNN would be based in New York. Also, Kent said that much more of the decision making for CNN is taking place in New York and Washington, D.C. When Ted Turner founded CNN in 1980, it was significant that the organization, which is part of the Time Warner empire, made most key decisions in …
The social media giant strikes a deal with CNN to be a 'second screen.'
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The 2012 election season is in high gear, and the social media world will have a prominent role in coverage. Facebook, the giant social media network, has a deal with Atlanta-based CNN to become a "second screen" for election coverage. How will this partnership affect your Facebook discussions of the elections? Tell us in the comments below. According to Mashable.com, the new experience, “America’s Choice 2012,” will encourage Facebook’s 160 million U.S. users to share their political views through an app, buzz measurements and surveys. The two companies will aggregate users’ sentiment and CNN will incorporate the findings into its coverage. Facebook users, be warned: One component of the initiative, a yet to be launched “I’m Voting” …