Nexstar stations are said to be apoplectic over the decision by CNN to terminate its video sharing agreement with the company’s 197 affiliates. The move came in retaliation for a Nexstar corporate edict that its stations withhold breaking news video from competing networks so NewsNation can have it first.
News leaders from CNN, ABC News, E.W. Scripps, Gray Television and Yahoo Finance will explore the programming options enabled by the 2020 election at TVNewsCheck’s virtual event on Sept. 23. Register here.
Maurice “Reese” Schonfeld, who helped launch the cable news era as the first president of CNN, has died. He was 88. A brash newsman from Newark, N.J., he teamed up with Ted Turner in 1979 to create CNN, which launched on June 1, 1980.
Fox News Channel and MSNBC also had record-setting quarters ending in June, according to Nielsen. But CNN’s audience increased at a higher pace than its rivals, and it is also seeing strong numbers for its digital operation.
CNN, MSNBC and Fox News are in talks to coordinate pool coverage to reduce the number of journalists in potentially infectious areas.
CNN National Correspondent Sara Sidner has led the network’s coverage from Minneapolis after the killing of George Floyd, and from Ferguson after the death of Michael Brown in 2014, and investigates hate in America.
More than 320 scholars and practitioners in media and communications signed a letter sent to six CEOs of television news networks, including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and PBS, calling out issues of systemic racism within the organizations.
ATLANTA (AP) — New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins will join CNN as a contributor focusing on racial and social justice, the network announced Monday. “I believe I can be a voice for other athlete activists and those who have dedicated their lives to changing legislation, policies and reforms for human equality,” Jenkins said, touting […]
The president’s campaign urged CNN to apologize for a poll that showed him well behind Joe Biden. Soon after, One America News suggested a more favorable survey was on the way.
The mistake was always to think that it can’t happen here, because it can, it has and — unless we remain aware and vocal — it most certainly will again.
“This is a very public apology to that team,” Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said Friday at a news conference hours after correspondent Omar Jimenez and two colleagues were taken into custody by the Minnesota State Patrol and later released.
President Donald Trump abruptly ended his White House news conference Monday following combative exchanges with reporters Weijia Jiang of CBS News and Kaitlan Collins of CNN.
CNN sent a cease-and-desist letter to President Trump’s reelection campaign over what it describes as a “false, misleading and deceptive” use of the network’s coverage in its recent campaign ad. According to the network, the cease-and-desist was drawn up by Rick D. McMurtry, who is associate general counsel for CNN’s parent company WarnerMedia. The letter takes issue with the campaign’s use of the CNN coverage in it’s “American Comeback” ad.
PRAGUE (AP) — A private Czech television station has joined forces with CNN to create a news channel in the Czech Republic. The Czech FTV Group and CNN International Commercial launched the channel, CNN Prima News, on Sunday. CNN Prima News is the ninth channel that FTV Prima operates. Its broadcast includes local news covered […]
Network president Jeff Zucker is said to be on a “wartime” footing as the cable channel has scrapped most political panels in favor of covering “the story of our generation.”
President Trump on Thursday lashed out at reporters who questioned a report from the Department of Homeland Security that suggested the new coronavirus can be suppressed by heat and humidity. “I’m the president and you’re fake news.”
CNN’s Jeff Zucker told the network’s workforce on Wednesday that most staffers will not be returning to their offices until early September as precautions remain to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Zucker said that as they look to phase back in “very slowly, we will not be returning to the office in any significant way any time soon.”
Representatives for CNN and MSNBC denied a claim made by President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign that the networks are intentionally delaying broadcasts of the president’s daily coronavirus briefings as part of an effort to “silence him.”
CNN chief Jeff Zucker has urged editors and producers at the network not to shift focus from coronavirus news updates despite weeks of wall-to-wall coverage of the pandemic.