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

The Ticker Returns to CNN

The Ticker, which was replaced years ago by the Flipper, has returned to CNN. The lower third scroll of news returned at NoonET on “Newsroom International.”

Insiders tell us this is another Jeff Zucker move. The new CNN president has been making his mark on programming, hiring and the overall look of CNN. Today, the NoonET hour of “Newsroom Interenational” also became a co-anchored show, with Michael Holmes joining Suzanne Malveaux at the anchor desk. The new ticker is a scrawl, blue, with white font.

The Flipper had been a part of CNN’s look since 2008. At the time, CNN VP Bart Feder said the Flipper is “easier to read, understand and absorb the information.” What do you think?

> Update: By Tuesday, the ticker had been tweaked with blue type on a white background. It was not used at all in primetime.

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 101

Social Media 101Get hands-on social media training for beginners in our online boot camp, Social Media 101. Starting September 4, social media and marketing experts will help you determine the social media sites that matter most to you, based on your personal and professional goals. Hurry, this boot camp starts next week! Register now!