New Headline News Graphics?
Unless this is just for the 12:00 CT hour of Headline News, it looks as if they have new graphics which are very smiliar to the Morning Express with Robin Meade
graphics. I normally watch Headline News beginning with the 1:00 AM hour, so I will verify then whether or not their graphics are the same. The financial/sports ticker box is gone from these graphics.Update:
HLN has indeed changed their graphics. They have definitely removed the CNN from the name as you could tell that Christi caught herself before saying "CNN Headline News" and instead said "Headline News".
Labels: Christi Paul, Headline News, Morning Express with Robin Meade
CNN to Offer Unmatched Kentucky and Oregon Primary Coverage
- CNN’s political team will report live from the CNN Election Center and across Kentucky and Oregon as returns from those key states come in on Tuesday, May 20. CNN correspondents and analysts will be on-hand throughout the day to report the results and what it means for Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
CNN’s special prime-time programming will begin at 7 p.m., following wall-to-wall politics on The Situation Room
, and will run late into the night. Lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer
will direct the coverage and will be joined by anchors Campbell Brown
, Anderson Cooper
and Lou Dobbs
. CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien
and senior political analyst Bill Schneider
will review exit poll data. Chief national correspondent John King
will again provide in-depth, Kentucky- and Oregon-specific data and analysis using the CNN “multi-touch” board, which makes complex demographic and delegate data more understandable and accessible.
The coverage will lead into a special edition of Larry King Live
at midnight hosted by Larry King
. American Morning
with John Roberts
and Kyra Phillips
will be live the following morning at a special time from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.
In the lead-up to Tuesday, CNN’s correspondents are traveling across Kentucky and Oregon to cover the race. Candy Crowley
, Suzanne Malveaux
and Jessica Yellin
are covering Clinton and Obama as they make their last-minute appeals to the voters. Jim Acosta
and Dan Lothian
will provide live reports from the trail, and Dana Bash
will be covering Sen. John McCain.Gloria Borger
, senior political analyst; David Gergen
, senior political analyst; and Jeff Toobin
, legal analyst, will be on-hand with their insights. CNN’s nationally known contributors, Paul Begala
, Bill Bennett
, Donna Brazile
and Roland Martin
, will provide commentary, as will CNN’s newest political contributor Tony Snow
. Also joining them will be commentators Alex Castellanos
, Leslie Sanchez
and Jamal Simmons
Additionally, the CNN Election Express bus will make its way through Kentucky and remain in Frankfort, Ky., for the primary. Ballot Bowl will air live from that state and Oregon over the weekend.
CNN will offer up-to-the minute reporting and analysis at CNNPolitics.com and on the CNN Political Ticker at www.CNN.com/ticker
. CNN.com Live will provide coverage of the primary results starting at 7 p.m.
CNN Radio correspondent Ed McCarthy
will anchor regular live special reports on May 20 from 6:15 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. CNN Radio correspondent Lisa Desjardins
, reporting from Oregon will offer first-hand observations for the network and for affiliates worldwide. CNN Newsource will provide its affiliates access to on-site reports from RunningMate correspondent Samantha Hayes
Each month in 2008, CNN Student News will be “Talking Democracy” by introducing an election-year topic in the show and online. From caucus to convention and primary to poll, CNN Student News will break down these election-year concepts. Teachers, parents and students can find the CNN Student News program and its curriculum materials online at www.CNNStudentNews.com
and on Headline News from Monday through Friday at 4 a.m. (ET).
CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.
Labels: 2008 Presidential Campaign, American Morning, Anderson Cooper 360°, CNN Domestic, CNN Election Center, CNN Newsource, CNN Radio, CNN.com, CNN.com Live, Larry King Live, The Situation Room
Femi Oke Update
Got an E-Mail today from Femi Oke, who left CNN International recently to move to New York. She included a note about her new adventures in The Big Apple. Thanks for writing in, Femi! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.Dear CNN Friends,
I am now based in New York where I'm the Senior Editor and news announcer for a new US national public radio morning news show called "The Takeaway". The show is hosted by John Hockenberry, Adaora Udoji and I anchor all the news headlines and updates. It's a live and conversational look at the daily news, current affairs and popular culture. "The Takeaway" is produced by the BBC, Public Radio International, The New York Times, WGBH Boston and WNYC Radio, so it’s an impressive collaboration! You can check in on me online at http://www.thetakeaway.org/
It's been such a great pleasure and more fun than I deserve to have spent over eight years of my career at CNN. The move to New York was primarily a personal one as my better half lives in New York City. However, CNN will forever be a part of me and I will never forget the amazing experience of broadcasting to the world.
Labels: CNN International, Femi Oke
Frances Townsend Becomes CNN Contributor
- Top White House Terrorism Aide Offers Insider Expertise across CNN Programming
Frances Fragos Townsend, who recently stepped down as President George W. Bush’s chief anti-terrorism and homeland security adviser, will join CNN as an on-air contributor providing analysis and insight on national security issues, it was announced by Jon Klein, president of CNN/U.S.
Townsend, who has spent more than two decades in the fields of intelligence and criminal justice, has served during the past three administrations, most recently as assistant to Bush for homeland security and counterterrorism. She chaired the Homeland Security Council from May 2004 until January 2008. Prior to that, she was a deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism from 2003 to 2004. She has been at the center of America’s effort to fight terrorism through her work in the U.S. Coast Guard, the Justice Department under President Bill Clinton and the George W. Bush White House.
“Fran’s insider experience will bring an informed point of view to topics and issues that many voters care deeply about,” Klein said. “She adds an important dimension to CNN’s coverage of one of the central questions in the presidential election – How safe are we?”
“This is a critical time for our country,” Townsend said. “Having just come off the front lines in the war on terrorism, I’m excited to be able to speak directly to American and global viewers who need to know how serious the threat is, what is being done about it and how much is left to do.”
Townsend currently serves as a consultant to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and as a member of President Bush’s Intelligence Advisory Board, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Program.
Her early career in law includes service as an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y., and with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Before joining the Bush White House, Townsend was the first person to serve as assistant commandant for intelligence for the Coast Guard and spent 13 years at the Justice Department in a variety of senior positions, including chief of staff to the assistant attorney general, director of the Office of International Affairs in the Criminal Division, acting deputy assistant attorney general in the Criminal Division and counsel to the attorney general for intelligence policy.
Townsend graduated cum laude from the American University with a bachelor’s degrees in political science and psychology and earned her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. She has taught trial advocacy at Harvard Law School and Pace University Law School.
CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.(photo courtesy whitehouse.gov)
Labels: CNN Domestic, Frances Townsend, Jonathan Klein
America Votes: An Arab View
CNN - CNN International anchor and reporter Hala Gorani will lead panelists in an engaging and timely debate about Arab media coverage of the U.S. Presidential Election. It's a made-in-the-U.S. drama that seems to be stirring great interest in the Mideast audience. Arab viewers are riveted to this historic election - drama generated in part by the fact that for the first time, a woman and an African-American stand a chance of becoming U.S. president. Our panelists discuss what many say is an intensity in coverage of the election - a clear interest in a story that affects Arabs deeply. The panelists will explore how invested the Arab audience is in the outcome of this election. Certainly the war in Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, troubled relations between Lebanon and Syria, and the American-Iranian standoff are all factors driving Arab interest. Do viewers have their favorite candidates? Are they interested in the theatrics of the election? How do they view a successor to the Bush White House? Will a new president provide a different agenda for the region, or more of the same?
Saturday, May 17: Buenos Aires 0300/1100/1600 GMT
New Delhi 1130/1900/0300 (Sun)
Hong Kong 1400/2200/0300 (Sun)
Sunday, May 18: Buenos Aires 0300/1600 GMT
New Delhi 1130/0300 (Mon)
Hong Kong 1400/0300 (Mon)
Labels: 2008 Presidential Campaign, CNN International, Hala Gorani
Blast From The Past (Part 1)
CNN.com, Mixx Enter Alliance to Bolster Online News Community
- Mixx-Branded Buttons on CNN.com Story Pages Create New, Personalized Interaction with News
CNN and Mixx (http://www.mixx.com), a branded social news community, have entered an online content and co-marketing alliance to provide consumers with a seamless way to add CNN.com headlines and stories to their own personal blend of online news, information, photos and videos on Mixx.
“CNN.com continues to introduce new and innovative ways to provide our users with a superior news experience, which includes community and social networking tools,” said Mitch Gelman, senior vice president and senior executive producer of CNN.com. “The social networking capabilities of the Mixx platform – including the user-driven tools to quickly surface breaking news – enable online news consumers to access personally relevant headlines and stories in an intuitive and engaging way.”
CNN.com users now have direct access to Mixx’s networking and personalization tools through premiere, branded placement of “add to” Mixx buttons on CNN.com story pages. When CNN.com users click Mixx buttons on CNN.com to add a story to the Mixx platform, they are able to bypass Mixx’s registration and immediately search for and browse through new and archived content on the social news platform. Adding CNN.com content to Mixx also provides readers with additional tools to help harness and organize the vast assortment of Internet news, information and multimedia content.
“By partnering with CNN.com, Mixx extends existing content to new audiences, while creating personally relevant networks of readers within the CNN.com user base,” said Chris McGill, CEO and founder of Mixx. “We are pleased to be working with the world’s news leader as a selected social news site presented on CNN.com story pages.”About CNN.com
CNN.com is the world’s No. 1 destination for online and wireless news, garnering the greatest audience share among current events and global news sites. Launched in 1995, CNN.com draws from the resources of CNN Worldwide and its many partners to provide consumers with the most enriching, immediate interaction with news anywhere, seamlessly combining articles, videos, images, interactive features and user-generated content. CNN.com’s news video offering – both live and on-demand – is unparalleled on the Web. CNN.com’s recent awards include an Edward R. Murrow award, a National Headliner award and two EPpy awards.About Mixx
Mixx is owned by Recommended Reading, Inc., a privately-held company based in McLean, Virginia, dedicated to connecting users and publishers in an ever more crowded digital media environment. Mixx is a customizable social media website that empowers both users and publishers of mass market content with an unprecedented blend of user-recommended media, online social networking and comprehensive personalization tools. It is built on a fundamentally different structure that allows publishers to drive highly qualified traffic to their sites while transforming their audiences into grassroots evangelists. Mixx users engage in an intuitive, threaded experience as a result of their participation in community activities around topics they define, and creation of their own interest-based start pages with customized content submission and delivery. More information is available at www.mixx.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Labels: CNN.com, Mitch Gelman
CNN Mobile Wins Webby People’s Voice Award
- CNN Mobile has won a Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Mobile News Site of 2008, it was announced this week by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. The academy presents the Webby Awards, a leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Web sites, interactive advertising, online film and video and mobile Web sites.
For the 12th Annual Webby Awards, the academy received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and more than 60 countries worldwide. Winners will be honored at a star-studded gala in New York City on June 10. While academy members select the winners of the Webby Awards, the Webby People’s Voice Awards are determined by the online community itself.
“Our focus is on delivering a great mobile experience – from making CNN.com easy to read on a handset to streaming live breaking news video," said Mitch Gelman, senior vice president and senior executive producer of CNN.com. “It is a tremendous honor that Internet users across the globe believe we are doing that well enough to recognize CNN Mobile with a Webby.”
CNN Mobile, the first ad-supported mobile news service available globally, offers an array of services programmed specifically for mobile users including an intuitive, phone-compatible Web site; live streaming video; breaking news alerts; and video-on-demand. Setting a new record for mobile Internet news sites with 4.5 million unique users in February 2008, CNN Mobile has ranked No. 1 among all mobile Internet news providers for 17 months in a row. (Source: Nielsen Online).
CNN.com is the world’s No. 1 destination for online and wireless news, garnering the greatest audience share among current events and global news sites. Launched in 1995, CNN.com draws from the resources of CNN Worldwide and its many partners to provide consumers with the most enriching, immediate interaction with news anywhere, seamlessly combining articles, videos, images, interactive features and user-generated content. CNN.com’s news video offering – both live and on-demand – is unparalleled on the Web. CNN.com’s recent awards include an Edward R. Murrow award, a National Headliner award and two EPpy awards.
Labels: CNN Mobile, CNN.com, Mitch Gelman
Christiane Amanpour in North Korea
CNN: Special Investigations Unit - Amanpour Reports: Notes from North Korea airs Saturday, May 10 at 8:00 PM ET and will re-air on Saturday at 11:00 PM and Sunday May 11 at 2:00 AM, 8:00 PM and 11:00 PM.
Here are some photos from her recent trek to North Korea.
Christiane Amanpour at the Monument to the Victorious Fatherland Liberation
(Photo: Brian Rokus/CNN)
Mark Nelson and Christiane Amanpour in North Korea
(Photo: Brian Rokus/CNN)
Labels: Christiane Amanpour, CNN Domestic, CNN International, CNN: Special Investigations Unit
CNN Business Traveller Promo
New CNN En Español Radio Affiliate Portal
CNN International from CNN En Español Studios This Weekend
This weekend portions of CNN International's World News
programming was being broadcast from the studios of CNN En Español. This was because they were doing some studio lighting and camera work.
Later on in the day on Saturday and Sunday they were back in the CNN/I studio because of CNN En Español's Mirador Mundial
broadcasting live from that studio.
It may be safe to assume this same work is going on in London and Hong Kong this weekend, although it hasn't been confirmed to us.
Here you'll see a photo of Rosemary Church broadcasting her World News
segment on Saturday morning from the CNN En Español studios.Update:
London's studios are not seeing any results of any work so I don't believe the work was done this weekend. Stay tuned!
Labels: CNN En Español, CNN International, Rosemary Church, World News
New Anchor/Reporter Photos Update