Season Three of The CNN Original Series "This is Life with Lisa Ling" Premieres Sunday, Sept. 25
August 23rd, 2016
03:07 PM ET

Season Three of The CNN Original Series "This is Life with Lisa Ling" Premieres Sunday, Sept. 25

NEW DIGITAL SERIES THIS IS BIRTH WITH LISA LING TO DEBUT EXCLUSIVELY ON CNNMONEY ON SEPT. 19  

The CNN Original Series, This is Life with Lisa Ling, returns for its third season on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.  In the eight-part investigative docuseries, award-winning journalist and author Lisa Ling travels across America immersing herself in communities that are unusual, extraordinary and sometimes dangerous. FULL POST

CNNMONEY POSTS MASSIVE GROWTH; PASSES BLOOMBERG, WALL STREET JOURNAL
August 23rd, 2016
02:00 PM ET

CNNMONEY POSTS MASSIVE GROWTH; PASSES BLOOMBERG, WALL STREET JOURNAL

SECOND BEST MONTH ON RECORD FOR MULTIPLATFORM AND MOBILE UNIQUE VISITORS, MINUTES & VIDEO

CNNMoney posted massive growth in July 2016, ranking in the Top 5 of business and financial online news destinations. CNNMoney grew in multiplatform unique visitors on both desktop and mobile devices ahead of competitors like Bloomberg and Wall Street Journal. In video, CNNMoney posted its second best month on record with a whopping 42 million video starts.

27 MILLION MULTIPLATFORM UNIQUE VISITORS
Up +15% from the prior month, and +13% from the prior year, CNNMoney ranks fifth among news competitors with 27 million multiplatform unique visitors in July 2016, a second-best all-time record.26.8 mm: CNNMoney
26.7 mm: Wall Street Journal
25.0 mm: Bloomberg
15.3 mm: AOL-HuffPost Money & Finance
14.3 mm: MSN Money

Source: comScore MultiPlatform Media Metrix, July 2015 – July 2016. Based on a custom set of top financial news properties. Records go back to Aug ’13. FULL POST


Topics: CNN • CNN Digital • CNN DIGITAL • CNN Digital Press Releases • CNNMoney • Ratings
Almost President: The Agony of Defeat to Air on CNN on Aug. 31
Almost President: The Agony of Defeat
August 23rd, 2016
12:18 PM ET

Almost President: The Agony of Defeat to Air on CNN on Aug. 31

ALMOST PRESIDENT: THE AGONY OF DEFEAT TO AIR ON CNN ON WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31

CNN SPECIAL REPORT HOSTED BY CNN CHIEF POLITICAL ANALYST GLORIA BORGER

WASHINGTON, D.C. – August. 23, 2016 – In Almost President, CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borgertells a story that has not been told before; five men, sharing their accounts of how they lived through the greatest public failure in American life.  Mitt Romney, John McCain, Michael Dukakis, and Walter Mondale detail their journeys – from years of fighting their way to the top of American politics, their moments of greatest triumph, all the way to the moment that each man knew – in one night – it was all over.

Each analyzes their own mistakes, the impact on their families, the pain of knowing they will always be branded as losers.  By and large, they’re still not over it, but they would all do it all over again. FULL POST

CNN Films Acquires, Co-Produces Award-Winning ‘9/11’ Film Ahead of 15-Year Anniversary
August 22nd, 2016
02:26 PM ET

CNN Films Acquires, Co-Produces Award-Winning ‘9/11’ Film Ahead of 15-Year Anniversary

James Hanlon’s and Naudet Brothers’ Classic Film to be Updated and Include New Introduction by Denis Leary for Broadcast on CNN Worldwide

CNN today announced the acquisition of the Peabody and Emmy® Award-winning documentary ‘9/11,’ ahead of the 15th anniversary of the attacks on America.  The film is directed, filmed, and executive produced by Gédéon and Jules Naudet, French-born filmmakers and brothers, and by retired Manhattan firefighter James Hanlon.  The acquisition means that CNN Films will work with the team to update the film for the 2016 edition, and will retain worldwide broadcast rights for the film franchise and its archival material in perpetuity.

Award-winning actor, producer, and founder of The Leary Firefighters Foundation Denis Leary will introduce the new anniversary edition of the film, reflecting upon the heroism of the firefighters who responded that day.  From the site of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City that commemorates the fallen, including 343 members of the New York City Fire Department, Leary will recall the bravery and emotions of the events in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, and beyond. FULL POST

Kirsten Powers Joins CNN as Political Analyst
August 22nd, 2016
09:47 AM ET

Kirsten Powers Joins CNN as Political Analyst

Kirsten Powers will join CNN as a political analyst effective immediately, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker announced today. In addition to her role as a CNN contributor, Powers will continue to provide her political expertise as a USA Today contributor.

Most recently, Powers served as a political analyst for Fox News and provided commentary across the network’s daytime and primetime programming and was a member of the Fox News’ election team covering election nights, presidential debates and other special programming.

Prior to her career in journalism, Powers held various communication roles during her time at the New York State Democratic Committee, and has consulted for non-profit organizations, including Human Rights First and the National Council for Research on Women.  Powers was also Vice President for International Communications at America Online, Inc.  Powers began her career as a staff assistant at the office of President-Elect Bill Clinton and later was a political appointee in the Clinton Administration where she served as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Public Affairs.

In addition to USA Today, Powers’ writing has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, the Dallas Morning News, the New York Observer, Salon.com, the New York PostElle magazine and American Prospect online.

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K-Pop legends Big Bang on CNN's 'Talk Asia' to mark their 10th anniversary
August 19th, 2016
05:55 AM ET

K-Pop legends Big Bang on CNN's 'Talk Asia' to mark their 10th anniversary

Since its debut in 2006, South Korean boy band Big Bang has risen to global stardom, spearheading the spread of K-pop throughout Asia and the rest of the world. The group, comprised of five charismatic members; G-Dragon, Taeyang, T.O.P., Daesung, and Seungri, each bring their own unique style and talent. As they embark on their 10-year anniversary, they celebrate their unprecedented success taking to the world stage on their global tour. The band’s longevity proves they can transcend time as they continue to lead the Korean entertainment scene with trendy music and chic style. And while the members of Big Bang have developed their individual careers outside of the band their music journey is far from over.

On next month’s ‘Talk Asia’, CNN Seoul Correspondent Paula Hancocks catches up with Big Bang for an in-depth interview at S-Factory in Sungsu-dong, Seoul, where the group’s tenth anniversary exhibition is taking place. From reminiscing over the last ten years to forecasting ahead to the next decade, each member of the group shares their memories of the long journey that brought them to the top of K-pop.

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CNN DIGITAL TOPS ALL COMPETITORS IN MILLENIAL REACH FOR SECOND STRAIGHT MONTH
August 18th, 2016
12:40 PM ET

CNN DIGITAL TOPS ALL COMPETITORS IN MILLENIAL REACH FOR SECOND STRAIGHT MONTH

In July 2016, CNN Digital Network reached a greater millennial audience online than any other news and information competitor for the second straight month, according to comScore. CNN Network led Yahoo-ABC News, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post Media Group and every other news and information competitor.

CNN Network: 46.2 Million

  • Yahoo-ABC News Network: 45.7 Million
  • The Weather Company: 44 Million
  • BuzzFeed.com: 43 Million
  • USA Today Network: 41 Million
  • HPMG News (Huffington Post): 39 Million
  • NBC News Digital: 36 Million
  • Mail Online/Daily Mail: 34 Million

Full comScore ranking available here.


Topics: CNN Digital • CNN DIGITAL • Ratings
August 18th, 2016
12:05 PM ET

CNN LAUNCHES CNN AIR

As the news industry leader in the development of technology used in newsgathering, CNN announces today the launch of CNN Aerial Imagery and Reporting (CNN AIR). For the first time in the company’s history, CNN will have a designated Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) unit with two full-time UAS operators to fully integrate aerial imagery and reporting across all CNN networks and platforms, along with Turner Broadcasting and Time Warner entities.

“CNN’s cutting-edge development of technology to enhance the way we tell stories is a part of our DNA,” said Terence Burke, Senior Vice President of National News. “We are proud to continue the tradition with CNN AIR, and to establish a unit that will expand our technological capabilities for newsgathering.” FULL POST


Topics: CNN • CNN Press Releases
CNN DIGITAL POSTS ALL-TIME HIGHS, REMAINS #1 IN EVERY METRIC
August 17th, 2016
03:34 PM ET

CNN DIGITAL POSTS ALL-TIME HIGHS, REMAINS #1 IN EVERY METRIC

CNN LEADS IN DIGITAL VIDEO FOR 15TH STRAIGHT MONTH

BUZZFEED SHOWS DECLINES ACROSS THE BOARD; DOWN IN VISITORS, VIEWS, MINUTES, MOBILE, VIDEO

CNN Digital posted record high numbers in July 2016, continuing its streak as the #1 news destination. Last month, CNN outpaced all news and information competitors with more multiplatform unique visitors, mobile unique visitors, multiplatform views, video starts and consumption time than any other news outlet. In many cases, CNN totals were higher than several competitors combined. Meanwhile, BuzzFeed posted declines in nearly every metric.

July also marked the network’s 15th straight month as the number one source for digital news video. 

#1 IN MULTIPLATFORM UNIQUE VISITORS

CNN welcomed 115 million unique multiplatform visitors in July – an increase of +37% versus the prior year — far outpacing second place Yahoo News by 21 million visitors across platforms and third place New York Times by 29 million. BuzzFeed’s multiplatform unique visitors declined -7% over the prior month and -13% over the previous year.  

CNN: 115 Million Unique Visitors

  • Yahoo News – 94 million uniques 
  • The New York Times – 86 million uniques
  • WashingtonPost.com – 82 million uniques
  • HuffingtonPost.com – 79 million uniques
  • BuzzFeed.com – 72 million uniques

Source: comScore MultiPlatform based on CNN Brand entity — July 2016

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PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 35 & 36
'In 24 Hours' host James Williams (left) with yoga instructor Steve Ross
August 16th, 2016
08:43 AM ET

PREVIEW: CNN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME INFORMATION WEEKS 35 & 36

LA In 24 Hours

Wednesday 7 September at 1030 BST / 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Saturday 10 September at 0630 BST / 0730 CET and 1930 BST / 2030 CET

Sunday 11 September at 1330 BST / 1430 CET

Duration: 30 minutes

CNN’s monthly travel programme, ‘In 24 Hours’ returns to screens in September with a visit to Los Angeles.

From the sun-kissed shores of the California coast to the glittering lights of Hollywood, LA has been luring visitors for decades.

‘In 24 Hours’ host James Williams (pictured) goes beyond the surface of Los Angeles to experience some of the unique destinations the city has to offer.

Williams begins his morning with a personal yoga session at the highest point of the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills with world renowned instructor, Steve Ross. Afterwards, he heads to the fashionable Silver Lake neighbourhood to fuel up for the day at Moon Juice, LA's hottest juice bar, frequented by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow.

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