TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

CNN Cancelling People In The News & Doubling Documentary Unit



CNN is expanding its Documentary Unit, doubling the number of ‘CNN Presents’ specials, and ending ‘People in the News.’

CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein wants more programs like “Dead Wrong” and “Warsaw Rising,” and “he’s moving resources to make it happen,” the network says. The number of documentaries will double from 15 a year to 30.

“About half the staffers from People in the News will be re-assigned to CNN Presents — with the other half moving to other CNN shows,” the NYP’s Michael Starr wrote today.

> People in the News will end in September; There’s no word yet on what will air in its time slot. What will this mean for Paula Zahn, who hosts PitN?

> Sid Bedingfield oversees the documentary unit…

Mediabistro Course

Reel Reporting: Create Your Reel

Mediabistro Presents: ReelReporting Create Your ReelA good TV reporter won't go far without a standout Demo Reel! Starting November 13, MediabistroEDU and Reel Reporting offer a three-day series for students interested in hosting and news reporting. In this Los Angeles based course, students will learn from and work side-by-side TV agents and On-Air talent to better understand the hiring process and shoot their best reel yet. Register now!