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CNN Worldwide is a portfolio of two dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. CNN is division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company. The 24-hour cable news channel was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner. CNN broadcasts from its headquarters at the CNN Center in Atlanta, the Time Warner Center in New York City, and studios in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. CNN is available in 98 million U.S. households, and more than 271 million worldwide. Jeff Zucker is the president of CNN Worldwide.

CNN, ‘Frontline’ Among 2015 duPont Winners

4038v2239 (1)CNN and PBS’ “Frontline” were among the winners of 2015 duPont-Columbia awards, announced this morning by the Columbia University School of Journalism.

“Frontline” gets two duPonts: one for “United States of Secrets,” described by the judges as the “inside story of how the U.S. government collected vast quantities of Americans’ private information and then hid its actions”; the other for “Syria’s Second Front,” which was one of the first inside glimpses into ISIS through “a groundbreaking, harrowing account of the factions fighting there.”

CNN’s “Weed: Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports” was honored for “parsing the science and politics of a divisive issue.”

The duPont judges noted that digital media is clearly impacting who tells stories, and how those stories are shared, with Netflix becoming the first streaming media service to win. Netflix’s feature documentary, “Virunga,” gets a duPont for being “a powerful immersive film that explores the conflict between global politics and environmentalism.”

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Correspondent David Mattingly Leaving CNN

david_mattingly_cnn_h_2012CNN national correspondent David Mattingly has announced he is leaving the network at the end of the year. In a post on Facebook, Mattingly said he will be “walking out of the building a better journalist and better person than when I walked in.”

Mattingly, who has been with CNN since 1992–and, as he pointed out, traveled to 30 countries and all fifty states–said of his next step only that he will be leaving CNN “to try my hand at something new (more on that later).”

Read Mattingly’s message in full, after the jump. Read more

CNN’s #AskACop Trends, Pretty Much Exactly the Way You Could’ve Predicted

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Ahead of a “CNN Tonight” special, Cops Under Fire, the CNN show’s Twitter account asked followers to suggest questions they had about how police officers think and work: “what would you like to ask them? Send in your Q’s w #AskACop.” If your first thought is a joking–or harshly critical–response, it seems you are very much like most of the people on Twitter. “Pretty sure that #AskACop is not going exactly how CNN thought it was going to go,” said Twitter user Jim Avery.

The show bragged later–in a tweet re-tweeted by @CNN–that #AskACop was trending nationally. Well, yes. But that’s not always a good thing. Just ask the NYPD how #myNYPD worked out. Or you could check in with FSU and see how they’re feeling about the response they got with #AskJameis.
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The Scoreboard: Sunday, Dec. 14

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 122 | CNN: 113 | MSNBC: 86 | HLN: 101
  • Primetime: FNC: 122 | CNN: 154 | MSNBC: 96 | HLN: 75

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Alt/HC:

60

Kurtz:

104

FNSunday:

126

Report:

128

Huckabee:

131

Kelly:

143

Stossel:

93

Huckabee:

49

Kelly:

70

CNN
Nwsroom:

85

Nwsroom:

62

Nwsroom:

91

Nwsroom:

141

Viral:

177

Dino:

118

Dino:

168

Dino:

99

Dino:

100

MSNBC
Caught:

65

Caught:

78

Caught:

121

Caught:

128

PotBarons:

104

PotBarons:

49

PotBarons:

136

Lockup:

132

Lockup:

150

HLN
Files:

51

Files:

41

Files:

60

Files:

142

Files:

95

GrowingAm.:

53

Files:

77

Files:

190

Files:

248

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CNN Looking to air ‘Political Jeopardy!’ … and Other News From Hacked Sony Emails

FrancoRogenRacially-charged emails regarding Barack Obama, criticism of mega-stars, including Angelina Jolie and Adam Sandler, and private financial documents have already been revealed as a result of the Sony Pictures hack. Now the drama is impacting the news media… and we’re not just talking about CNN possibly getting into game shows.

Academy and Emmy-award winning writer Aaron Sorkin went on the “Today” show this morning to discuss his New York Times op-ed criticizing the media for reporting on the leaks.

It’s ironic, because Sorkin’s op-ed will get anyone up-to-speed on all the leaked data, even if they’ve been living under a rock since the story broke. Now Gawker has taken it a step further, leaking the scene from “The Interview,” in which Kim Jong-un is assassinated. Gawker’s Heather Dietrick, says the less than :30 clip is “squarely protected by the First Amendment.”

Over on “Good Morning America” this morning Seth Rogen and James Franco talked about the controversial film. Both star in “The Interview.” Rogen is also co-director and has a story credit. They say the movie satirizes American culture and the news media just as much as it does North Korea’s leadership. Read more

Anderson Cooper, Robin Meade Profile ‘Extraordinary People’

peopleCNNCNN’s Anderson Cooper and HLN’s Robin Meade will take a look back at the inspiring stories of five notable people tomorrow night at 9 pm ET on CNN.

“Extraordinary People” will touch on the folks behind 2014′s most talked about events. The hour-long special will also feature Don Lemon and senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen, who sit-down with the profiled.

Canada’s sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers, Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, veteran helicopter pilot Gary Dahlen, NBA player Kevin Durant and nursing student Fatu Kekula will be featured as part of the special report.

Check out a preview, after the jump… Read more

CNN Spokesman Rips MSNBC Via Twitter

CNN spokesman Matt Dornic took to Twitter this afternoon, to go after MSNBC’s new digital destination the shift. Dornic oversees the PR strategy for CNN Digital, which, earlier this month, announced it would be expanding its web series beyond covering politics.

“We’re flattered by the attention,” an MSNBC insider tells TVNewser. “Admittedly, we’re a little surprised by his defensiveness, but, hey, #shifthappens.”

Anderson Cooper ‘Hoping for the Best’ on NYE When It Comes to Kathy Griffin

Anderson Cooper Times SquareFamiliar faces will host CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage for the eighth consecutive year. “New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin” airs Dec. 31 from 9pm to 12:30amET as 2015 is celebrated from NYC’s Times Square.

Expecting her usual high jinks, Cooper said, ”I’ve given up asking Kathy to watch what she says. There’s no point. I’m just hoping for the best.”

Kathy Griffin added, “I’m sorry to report Anderson Cooper will not be my attaché for New Year’s Eve this year on CNN. His vulgarity and crossing the line humor has proven to be too much for my virgin ears.”

CNN correspondents will also report live from celebrations across the globe, including London, Moscow, Beijing and Calcutta. Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon will be live from New Orleans Pamela Brown from Memphis, Gary Tuchman will cover the Crab Drop in Easton, MD and Richard Quest has the tough assignment of reporting from a cruise ship off Bahamas.

Drew Griffin Wins Prestigious NPF Award

griffin.drewCNN investigative correspondent Drew Griffin has been awarded the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage of Congress by the National Press Foundation.

Griffin receives the honor for his year-long coverage titled, “Congress for Sale,” on “Anderson Cooper 360.” The series focuses on the growing obsession with fundraising by members of congress.

NPF judges issues the following statement:

Drew Griffin produced a profound series of pieces illuminating the dark side of elected officials and big business. It succinctly explained how members of Congress abuse enormous amounts of money for personal gain. It took the veil off the relationship between lobbyists, politicians, and the town they work in.

CNN Security Analyst Bob Baer Helps Tiny Mountain TV Station Go Big

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Former CIA officer Bob Baer has had plenty to talk about this week. The CNN national security analyst has made about four appearances on CNN shows each day since the release of the Senate report on CIA torture. In each case, whether he’s on “Situation Room” or “Erin Burnett: OutFront,” Baer’s always in the same place: sitting in front of a green screen in a high school in Telluride, Colorado.

“Telluride TV” is a nonprofit media center that produces community access programming, teaches media arts classes, and until this year, was known for its outdated equipment. But a fundraising campaign has brought in more than $38,000–enough to purchase new camera equipment, a multi-camera switcher, and, as the Durango Herald reports, the ability to provide live feeds with CNN’s requirements:

The iconic background scene demonstrates that Telluride can provide professional broadcasting services on short notice, said Katie Karow, executive director of Telluride TV.

Baer approached the station about enhanced facilities, Karow said. The media center’s previous direct-feed capability was too slow for CNN.

The recent expansion of its quarters in Telluride High School gave Telluride sufficient space to install the green screen, a TriCaster that permits multicamera shoots, and an LTN Global Communications video transport, Karow said. CNN suggested LTN because it provides a high-quality feed without delay, Karow said.

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