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KSL-TV Reporter Tops 7 Million Views On TikTok

Inside The Collapse Of CNN+, The News Channel’s ‘Apollo Mission’

Hundreds of staffers were drawn to the streaming venture, positioned as network’s future; the $5.99-a-month service lasted one month.

Slate Names Ex-HuffPost Editor As Its New Top Editor

WDJT Milwaukee Launches Digital Newscast For Phone App

Meta Rethinks News Partnerships As Priorities Shift

Meta Platforms is considering reducing the money it gives news organizations as it reevaluates the partnerships it struck over the past few years, according to people familiar with the matter. The reassessment comes as Meta looks to cut costs broadly and rethinks the value of including news in its flagship Facebook app.

Chuck Todd’s ‘Meet The Press Daily’ Moving From MSNBC To Streaming

Chuck Todd‘s Meet the Press Daily — an extension of NBC’s venerable news program Meet the Press — is relocating from MSNBC to streaming outlet NBC News NOW, where it will now be known as Meet the Press NOW. The newly branded hour will stream weekdays at 4 p.m. ET beginning Monday, June 6.

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Gray Recognizes WMC Memphis’ Streaming News Coverage With ‘OTTy Award’

Politico’s Supreme Court Scoop Boosts Security Concerns

Politico sent a memo to staff members on Tuesday saying it had restricted access to its offices and told security to be “extra vigilant” about visitors. The company also urged employees to consider removing their Politico affiliation on social media accounts. The company has not reported any specific threats.

Politico Published The Roe V. Wade Draft Opinion After An ‘Extensive Review Process’

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court confirmed that the draft opinion was authentic. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said in a statement that he had directed the Marshal of the Court to investigate the leak, which he described as “a singular and egregious breach” of trust.

Sharon Osbourne Will Examine ‘The Talk’ Exit In Fox Nation Documentary

Allen Media Launches The Weather Channel En Español

The free, advertiser-supported, Spanish-language, live-streaming weather news network debuts on the 40th anniversary of The Weather Channel

G/O Media, Owner Of Gizmodo And Deadspin, Buys Business Site Quartz

The deal is the latest in a wave of consolidation among digital publishers.

MSNBC On Peacock Names Raelyn Johnson Executive Managing Producer

CNN+ Goes Poof Today, but Some Subscribers Will Have To Wait For Refunds

CNN+ announced Thursday that everyone who signed up for the premium streaming offshoot of CNN — which was shuttered after less than a month by its new corporate parent — will get their money back by May 28. The announcement comes the same day CNN+ is turning out the lights for good.

NewsNet Hires Phillip Hendrix As News Director

The 24/7 news channel with a focus on the headlines hires the former Black News Channel senior producer to oversee journalism.

CNN+ Shutdown Leaves Axed Staffers ‘Aghast And Furious’

The shocking announcement that CNN+ would be shutting down operations less than a month after it launched has left out-of-work staffers “aghast and furious” over the company’s handling of what sources inside the network call “an absolute debacle.” CNN+ — which one insider estimated spent $300 million launching and between $100 million and $200 million advertising — will cease streaming for good at the end of the month.

THE PRICE POINT

Why CNN+ Failed

The nascent streamer’s abrupt end has roots in the larger failure of CNN’s brand promise, which was squandered by a belated leftward turn at the cable network.

CNN+ Staffers ‘Will Continue To Be Paid And Receive Benefits For Next 90 Days’

NEWS ANALYSIS

CNN+ May Be Warning Sign For Streamed News

CNN’s new streaming service CNN+ is off to a slower start than executives at the network had hoped, raising new questions about the future of the paid, subscription-based vertical — and more broadly how much consumers are willing to invest in streamed news.  The launch of CNN+ is just the latest push by a major cable provider into streaming, as industry insiders and network leaders prepare themselves for a future increasingly characterized by cable cord-cutting.

How TV News Outlets Are Covering Earth Day 2022

TV and streaming news outlets are commemorating Earth Week with special coverage focusing on the state of the planet and the issue of climate change through Earth Day on Friday, April 22. Here are the coverage plans from some of those outlets.

CNN+ Facing Steep Cost Cuts As New Management Takes Helm

CNN’s new streaming service CNN+ is under review by incoming corporate parent Warner Bros. Discovery as it looks to cut costs and reorganize the company, sources say. Warner Bros. Discovery, which formed last week out of the merger between Discovery and WarnerMedia, is in the process of shoring up at least $3 billion in cost savings in 2023, and it’s focusing on CNN+.

CNN+ Looks Doomed

Warner Bros. Discovery has suspended all external marketing spend for CNN+ and has laid off CNN’s longtime chief financial officer as it weighs what to do with the subscription streaming service moving forward, five sources tell Axios.

Quartz, The Business News Site, Drops Its Paywall

The move runs contrary to what has become the typical business model for digital news outlets.

Big Cuts Coming For CNN+ After Slow Start

Investment and projections for CNN+ are expected to be cut dramatically in response to a low adoption rate, two sources tell Axios. The news giant was initially planning to invest around $1 billion in the service over the next four years. Hundreds of millions of dollars are expected to be cut from that original investment total. To date, around $300 million has been spent on the subscription service, which includes a sizable marketing investment. The new company’s leadership team still has yet to decide the ultimate fate of CNN+

CNN+ Launches On Roku In The U.S.

CNN+, the subscription streaming service from CNN, launched Monday in the United States on the Roku platform. Roku users will be able to download the the CNN app through the Roku channel store which will contain both the CCN+ subscription service and access to the current “TV everywhere experience” for pay TV subscriber, the companies said in a statement on Monday. That includes live TV feeds of CNN, CNN International and HLN.

TVN’S NEWSROOM INNOVATORS

KNTV’s ‘Saving San Francisco’ Brings Netflix-Level Production To A Local Story

NBCU’s KNTV leveraged king-sized reporting resources into a six-part, digital-native docuseries that elevates a small human-interest story into a large-scale examination of San Francisco’s culture and systems.

BuzzFeed News App Shuts Down

The BuzzFeed News app has sent its final notification. Amid growing cost cuts and newsroom turmoil, the company announced late Friday that it was shuttering the app. “Well, folks, today’s the last day of the BuzzFeed News app. Thanks for the memories and see y’all out there,” the message read.

Graham Media Stations To Debut Morning Newscast Livestreams

Starting Monday, April 4, Graham Media Group stations KPRC Houston and WDIV Detroit will launch an additional hour of their morning local newscast streaming exclusively on digital platforms and OTT apps. KPRC’s morning newscast will stream from 7 to 8 a.m. on KPRC2+, and will feature the morning news team of Owen Conflenti, Lisa Hernandez, […]

BuzzFeed News Union Votes To Strike As Job Cuts Loom

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WTVG’s Live Streaming News Coverage Earns March Award From Gray

CNN+ Readies For Debut: Is It The Next News Innovation Or Too Late To The Streaming Wars?

The long awaited, heavily promoted CNN+ debuts on Tuesday, with a lineup of live and on-demand programming and, in the media world, a dose of doubts.

Among them: Rivals already have staked their space in the streaming universe. The subscription streaming service needs more must-have programming to lure customers already satiated in monthly fees. And CNN+ is launching just weeks from the network getting a new parent, with the combination of Discovery and WarnerMedia, along with new leadership, with Chris Licht scheduled to take over as the network’s new leader in May. Yet Andrew Morse, EVP and chief digital officer, who leading CNN+, is insistent that what the service offers will be unlike anything else out there.

CNN+ Launches Without Support From The No. 1 OTT Platform, Roku

CNN Plus will also likely be shut out of Google TV and Android TV on its first day. WarnerMedia said it’s working to expand distribution.

CNN+ Boss Andrew Morse Announces Ted Turner Is The Platform’s First Subscriber

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.

CNN+ Streaming Service Ready For Launch Tuesday

After much talk, nearly $100 million in development costs and some 500 employees assigned to the task — many, like Audie Cornish (above), new hires — CNN+ is set to launch next Tuesday. The company on Thursday revealed a typical day’s schedule, with a news countdown hosted by Kate Bolduan, a deep-dive news hour hosted by Sara Sidner, a Chris Wallace interview show, and hours on politics, international news and the media topped by Wolf Blitzer’s evening newscast.

Russian Journalist Oksana Baulina Killed In Shelling Incident In Kyiv

Dafna Linzer Named Executive Editor Of Politico

Top Editors To Leave BuzzFeed News Ahead Of Newsroom Cuts

Mark Schoofs, the site’s editor in chief, is among the departures. The company’s chief executive said BuzzFeed News would need to “prioritize the areas of coverage our audience connects with the most.”

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Understanding The Explosion Of Innovation In TV News

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O.J., Kobe, Earthquakes All Recalled As KNBC Streams ‘I Was There When’

NBC O&O KNBC Los Angeles has launched a new streaming series that takes viewers behind the scenes of some of the biggest news stories that rocked Southern California and beyond.