CNN Enters the Post-Jeff Zucker Era. Bye-Bye ‘Breaking News’ Banners.

Chris Licht, the new CNN chairman, is encouraging a more nuanced approach to coverage. Some at the network are skeptical.

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Who Killed Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh?

An independent investigation is needed to determine who shot Ms. Abu Akleh and to establish whether she was a target because of her work.

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What We Learned About TV During Its Biggest Week

This week’s upfronts, when the media industry sells its programming to advertisers, showed how much has changed in the past few years.

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From Twitter to TV, Are We in a Media Reckoning?

Kara Swisher, Ben Smith and Matt Belloni discuss the tumult at Netflix, CNN+ and more.

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Clarissa Ward: ‘Fear and Panic Are Bedfellows’ in Ukraine

CNN’s chief international correspondent talks about covering the Russia-Ukraine war.

#cnn, #news-and-news-media, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations

How Tucker Carlson Reshaped Fox News — and Became Trump’s Heir

As the host turned a civil war at Fox to his advantage, he found himself at the forefront of the nativist forces transforming conservative politics.

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How Tucker Carlson Stoked White Fear to Conquer Cable

A string of setbacks made the pundit flee television, the Republican establishment and even his home. He re-emerged with what may be the most racist, and successful, show in the history of cable news.

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Inside the Implosion of CNN+

Seen as the future of CNN, the streaming channel was suddenly killed. Its soon-to-be owner, Discovery, had concerns but until the deal closed, it was constrained in guiding a competitor.

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RIP CNN+, March 2022-April 2022

RIP CNN+, March 2022-April 2022

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CNN+, the streaming-only fork of CNN with a mix of exclusive content and the news network’s Video on Demand archives, will shut down at the end of the month—only 31 days after it debuted.

The service launched on March 29 as a $5.99 standalone service, despite coming from the same corporate family that’s loudly pushing HBO Max—and, thanks to a recent massive acquisition, also controls Discovery+. In a Wednesday statement on the CNN+ shutdown, current Warner Bros. Discovery President and CEO J.B. Perrette appeared to acknowledge the market reality of one-too-many streaming options: “In a complex streaming market, consumers want simplicity and an all-in[-one] service which provides a better experience and more value than stand-alone offerings.”

While CNN+ launched with high-profile exclusive hosts like former Fox News host Chris Wallace and NPR vet Audie Cornish, and reportedly met internal expectations with a subscriber count as high as 150,000, it also began life as part of the old AT&T Time Warner corporate structure. In the wake of Discovery’s acquisition of all things Time Warner from AT&T, Perrette and new CNN CEO and Chairman Chris Licht have repeatedly gone on the record expressing their interest in creating a single megaton streaming option for its combined media properties.

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#cnn, #cnn-plus, #gaming-culture, #warner-bros-discovery

CNN+ Streaming Service Will Shut Down Weeks After it Launched

The new corporate owners of CNN are moving to end the new streaming service after a splashy debut.

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How Russia Media Uses Fox News to Make Its Case

The conservative network has appeared hundreds of times in Russian media.

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Discovery Closes In on Acquisition of WarnerMedia

The blockbuster merger of Discovery and WarnerMedia is expected to close as soon as Friday, putting many of the biggest names in movies, TV and news under one roof.

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As His CNN+ Show Debuts, Rex Chapman Fears His Own Success

With 1.2 million Twitter followers and a show debuting on CNN+, the former N.B.A. player appears to have an enviable life. But he’s haunted by what happened the last time he was famous.

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Jen Psaki Is Said to Be in Talks to Join MSNBC

Ms. Psaki joined President Biden’s administration as his first press secretary.

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Chris Wallace Says Life at Fox News Became ‘Unsustainable’

As he starts a new streaming show at CNN, the longtime TV anchor reflects on his decision to leave Fox News after 18 years.

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Chris Cuomo Seeks $125 Million From CNN

Mr. Cuomo’s lawyers claim the money is owed to him for wrongful termination.

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Russian Censorship Law Forces Reporters to Weigh Safety

Western news outlets are engaging in a tense debate over balancing an urgent need to bear witness with journalists’ ability to report freely under strict new laws there.

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Elsa Klensch, Face of Fashion on CNN, Is Dead at 89

She was one of the cable channel’s early stars, covering designers, models and trends in a weekly show that brought the industry to a mass television audience.

#cnn, #deaths-obituaries, #fashion-and-apparel, #klensch-elsa, #news-and-news-media, #style-with-elsa-klensch, #television

Several Western News Organizations Suspended Operations in Russia

BBC and Bloomberg News were among the media outlets that instructed Russia-based reporters to cease news gathering after a new law cracked down on news and free speech.

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Putin Is Spinning the Globe Faster and Faster

Can Biden slow it down?

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Chris Licht, a Creator of ‘Morning Joe’ and ‘Colbert’ Producer, Is Set to Run CNN

He will take over CNN as the network gets a new corporate owner. He replaces Jeff Zucker, the network president who abruptly resigned this month.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #cable-television, #cbs-corporation, #cnn, #discovery-channel, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #news-and-news-media

Cable News Covers Ukraine With On-the-Ground Reporting and In-Studio Rhetoric

Fox News stars like Tucker Carlson questioned why Americans hated Vladimir Putin, and CNN showed Russian tanks and rockets in live war-zone dispatches.

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CNN’s Gollust Discussed Interview Topics With Gov. Cuomo, Probe Found

An internal investigation found that a top executive, Allison Gollust, had extensive communications with then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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CNN’s parent cites journalistic lapses in Jeff Zucker’s exit, as another executive resigns.

Allison Gollust, who led marketing at the network, had remained in her job after she and Mr. Zucker, the former president of CNN, acknowledged a romantic relationship.

#cnn, #cuomo-christopher, #gollust-allison, #kilar-jason, #warner-media-llc, #zucker-jeff

Jeff Zucker’s Downfall at CNN Was Months in the Making

The network’s top-rated host and its president were forced out following ethical lapses, an office romance and a letter from a lawyer for “Jane Doe.”

#metoo-movement, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #cable-television, #cnn, #cuomo-prime-time-tv-program, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #gollust-allison, #kilar-jason, #media, #new-day-tv-program, #news-and-news-media, #trump-donald-j, #warner-media-llc, #zucker-jeff

Jeff Zucker Didn’t Save Democracy

But some unheroic realism from Republicans just might.

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The Complexities of Addiction Treatment

Responses to an essay about the experience of Oregon and Portugal with drug decriminalization. Also: Jeff Zucker’s ouster at CNN; displaying good news.

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At CNN, Personal and Corporate Tensions Collide After Jeff Zucker’s Exit

Inside the media giant, unease has been mounting: over the network’s corporate ownership, the firing of Chris Cuomo and a looming merger with Discovery.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #att-inc, #cable-television, #cnn, #cuomo-christopher, #discovery-channel, #liberty-media-corp, #media, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #news-and-news-media, #tapper-jake, #television, #warner-media-llc, #zaslav-david-m, #zucker-jeff

Jeff Zucker and the Reckoning Over Office Romances

Corporate America needs to deal with the reality of office romances

#adultery, #cnn, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #zucker-jeff

How the Fallout From Andrew Cuomo’s Resignation Spread to Jeff Zucker

Chris Cuomo and Mr. Zucker, the former CNN president, are among those whose careers have suffered in the year since the former governor was first accused of sexual harassment.

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‘Joined at the Hip’: Jeff Zucker’s Relationship With a Top CNN Executive

Allison Gollust, an executive vice president, has worked alongside Mr. Zucker for two decades. He cited their relationship as he abruptly resigned.

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Jeff Zucker Resigns From CNN After Relationship With Top Executive

The relationship came up during the network’s investigation into the former anchor Chris Cuomo. “I was required to disclose it when it began but I didn’t,” Mr. Zucker wrote in a memo to colleagues.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #cnn, #cuomo-christopher, #news-and-news-media, #warner-media-llc, #zucker-jeff

To Hell and Back, Then to CNN

Once an ordinary citizen stumbles into the culture war, it can be hard to get back out. Just ask Michael Fanone.

#attacks-on-police, #cable-television, #cnn, #fanone-michael, #metropolitan-police-department-dc, #news-and-news-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

Can CNN’s Hiring Spree Get People to Pay for Streaming News?

The network’s boss, Jeff Zucker, tries to make up for lost time by signing Chris Wallace, Audie Cornish and Eva Longoria.

#cable-television, #carlson-tucker, #cbs-news, #cnn, #cooper-anderson, #cornish-audie, #cuomo-christopher, #digital-television-transition, #fox-news-channel, #hulu-com, #king-gayle, #msnbc, #nbc-news, #peacock-services, #wallace-chris-1947, #zucker-jeff

Robert Lemke Sentenced to 3 Years Over Threats to Journalists and Politicians

The same day that Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, Robert Lemke told a congressman’s brother that he was with “armed members near your home,” prosecutors said.

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Chris Cuomo Book Pulled by Harper Collins

The decision by HarperCollins comes after the anchor was fired by CNN and exited his daily satellite radio talk show.

#book-trade-and-publishing, #cnn, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #harpercollins-publishers, #news-and-news-media, #sexual-harassment, #sirius-xm-radio-inc, #zucker-jeff

Heeding Warning Signs Before School Shootings

Readers criticize the school’s decision to allow Ethan Crumbley back into class, and the nation’s gun laws. Also: Chris Cuomo; gender-neutral in French; happiness.

#cnn, #crumbley-ethan, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #firearms, #french-language, #gender, #happiness, #mass-shootings, #oxford-charter-township-mich-shooting-2021, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

CNN Fires Chris Cuomo Over Role in Andrew Cuomo’s Scandal

The cable news network said it had “terminated him, effective immediately,” a move that came four months after Andrew Cuomo resigned as governor of New York.

#abc-news, #cnn, #cuomo-prime-time-tv-program, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #new-day-tv-program, #news-and-news-media, #sexual-harassment, #tapper-jake, #television, #zucker-jeff

Chris Cuomo Has a Funny Idea About What Doing His Job Means

Reporting on the suspension of a brotherly TV host.

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CNN and Chris Cuomo Face Difficult Questions After Anchor’s Suspension

The network said it was pursuing a “further evaluation” of evidence regarding its star anchor’s efforts to help stave off a sexual harassment scandal that his brother, former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, was facing.

#cable-television, #cnn, #cuomo-prime-time-tv-program, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #james-letitia, #manhattan-nyc, #news-and-news-media, #zaslav-david-m

Chris Cuomo Is Suspended by CNN After Details of Help He Gave Andrew

The cable news network’s top-rated anchor was an enthusiastic adviser to Andrew Cuomo in the last 18 months of his governorship.

#cable-television, #cnn, #cuomo-prime-time-tv-program, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #new-york-state, #news-and-news-media, #zucker-jeff

Chris Cuomo Played Outsize Role in Andrew Cuomo’s Defense

Chris Cuomo, the CNN host, participated in strategy discussions and shared a tip on at least one woman who had accused his brother, Andrew Cuomo, of sexual harassment.

#cnn, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #derosa-melissa, #new-york-state, #sexual-harassment

In U.S.-China Competition, Taiwan’s Voice Must Be Heeded

Many outsiders are weighing in on what should be done about and on behalf of Taiwan. Few, though, are listening to what Taiwan is saying.

#australia, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #canberra-australia, #china, #cnn, #defense-and-military-forces, #house-of-representatives, #international-relations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #polls-and-public-opinion, #secession-and-independence-movements, #senate, #taipei-taiwan, #taiwan, #tsai-ing-wen, #united-nations, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-dc, #world-health-organization, #xi-jinping

How Frances Haugen Became a Power Player in the Facebook Leaks

In a time of mega-leaks, journalists’ sources have become power players. Frances Haugen, the former Facebook product manager who shared company documents, led a meticulous media rollout.

#associated-press, #atlantic-the-magazine, #burton-bill, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #cnn, #facebook-inc, #haugen-frances, #international-consortium-of-investigative-journalists, #lessig-lawrence, #news-and-news-media, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #omidyar-pierre-m, #panama-papers, #whistle-blowers

Biden Is Open to Scrapping Filibuster for Voting Rights Bill ‘and Maybe More’

The president said any push to “fundamentally alter” the Senate’s 60-vote threshold would have to wait until after Congress passed his vast spending agenda.

#american-families-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #cnn, #democratic-party, #federal-budget-us, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Chris Cuomo Sexually Harassed Me. I Hope He’ll Use His Power to Make Change.

This is an opportunity for Chris Cuomo and CNN to show what accountability can look like in the #MeToo era.

#metoo-movement, #ailes-roger-e, #cnn, #cuomo-andrew-m, #cuomo-christopher, #news-and-news-media, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

Clarissa Ward of CNN Looks Back on the Afghanistan War

The network’s chief international correspondent, one of the most visible reporters during the withdrawal of U.S. troops, decided to become a reporter after an epiphany on 9/11.

#afghan-national-security-forces, #afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #cbs-news, #clarissa-ward, #cnn, #content-type-personal-profile, #fox-news-channel, #news-and-news-media, #taliban, #television, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Mueller Scrutinized an Unidentified Member of News Media in Russia Inquiry

The scrutiny was one of several new disclosures the Justice Department made about investigative actions involving the news media during the Trump years.

#barr-william-p, #cnn, #garland-merrick-b, #justice-department, #mueller-robert-s-iii, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #rosenstein-rod-j, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #washington-post

How News Organizations Got Colleagues Out of Kabul, Afghanistan

The evacuation of those who worked for outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post came after a global rescue effort stretching from the Pentagon to Qatar.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #al-jazeera, #cbs-news, #cnn, #committee-to-protect-journalists, #kabul-international-airport, #los-angeles-times, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #ryan-frederick-j-jr, #sulzberger-a-g, #taliban, #wall-street-journal, #washington-post

How News Organizations Got Afghan Colleagues Out of Kabul

The evacuation of those who worked for outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post came after a global rescue effort stretching from the Pentagon to Qatar.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #al-jazeera, #cbs-news, #cnn, #committee-to-protect-journalists, #kabul-international-airport, #los-angeles-times, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #ryan-frederick-j-jr, #sulzberger-a-g, #taliban, #wall-street-journal, #washington-post