CNN Tech's On Camera Exclusive with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
June 22nd, 2017
12:33 PM ET

CNN Tech's On Camera Exclusive with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg says in rare on-camera interview that Facebook is moving on from friendships to community building

Today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sits down with CNN Tech’s Editor-at-Large Laurie Segall for a broadcast exclusive and Zuckerberg’s first interview in several years to announce a complete overhaul of Facebook's core mission and lay out the future.

After a soul searching campaign that took him outside Silicon Valley's bubble, and got him answering a slew of hard questions that come along with being one of the most influential tech companies in the world, Zuckerberg is overhauling Facebook’s core mission. He speaks about Facebook's changing role in society and community, and lays out the future of Facebook.

Interview video clips and highlights available at CNNTech.com.


Topics: CNN • CNN Digital • CNN Tech
CNN Wins Prince Rainier III Special Prize at Monte Carlo TV Festival
June 22nd, 2017
09:43 AM ET

CNN Wins Prince Rainier III Special Prize at Monte Carlo TV Festival

CNN's 'Midway: A Plastic Island', a revealing documentary on the tiny Pacific island on the frontline of the world's fight against discarded plastic, received the Prince Rainier III Special Prize at the 57th Monte Carlo Television Festival Tuesday night.

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh, Ingrid Formanek and Deborah Rayner were on hand to accept the prestigious award from Monte Carlo Television Festival Honorary President HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.

About Midway: A Plastic Island:
Last summer CNN got exclusive access to Midway Atoll in the north Pacific Ocean, where the plastic we throw away each day washes up on the beach, works its way into the ocean and potentially ends up in our food. From the frontline, CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh, Ingrid Formanek, Jackson Loo and Mark Phillips got a closer look at the toll our disposable culture is taking on the wildlife there – and the health implications for the rest of the world. Watch the documentary here. 

Impact of Midway: A Plastic Island:
CNN's 'Midway: A Plastic Island' has been integrated into educational resources in the UK as a unique way to explore the impact of plastic pollution. CNN also recently supported a children's film festival at the London IMAX, where more than 2,000 children from schools across the UK gathered to watch the video reports they created based on CNN's reporting from Midway.


Topics: Awards • CNN • CNN DIGITAL • Nick Paton Walsh
CNN Wins 5 RTDNA Murrow Awards
June 20th, 2017
12:47 PM ET

CNN Wins 5 RTDNA Murrow Awards

CNN has won five prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association, which honor outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. CNN's diverse recognitions range from breaking news to social media, international news to domestic reporting.

 

Undercover in Syria – News Series

After 6 months of planning how to safely make the trip into areas of Syria held by Islamist jihadist factions, CNN's Clarissa Ward and her team – producer Salma Abdelaziz and filmmaker Bilal Abdul Kareem – went deep undercover into the northern part of the country, the first western broadcast journalists to do so in nearly 2 years. Their aim was to see the impact of Russia’s involvement in the Syrian civil war. It didn’t take long to see the bombing residents were enduring on a constant basis.

 

28 Hours Surrounded by ISIS – Hard News; Excellence in Video

In this report from the battle to retake Mosul from ISIS, CNN's Arwa Damon and cameraman Brice Laine traveled into the city with Iraqi counterterrorism forces. The armored convoy was lured into an ambush and became stranded in ISIS territory in the midst of a vicious battle. They had to flee the vehicles and seek shelter in a succession of houses as ISIS fighters closed in. The resulting story is a gripping journey inside the battle for Mosul, and an example of war reporting at its finest.

 

Charlotte Riots – Breaking News

Charlotte was a city on edge. It had been two days since police shot and killed an African-American man who may or may not have been armed, and demonstrations and calls for justice were beginning to take a more sinister turn. CNN's cameras were rolling the moment violence erupted, and didn't stop for the next three days. Audiences watched live as CNN correspondents Boris Sanchez and Ed Lavandera were caught in dangerous crosshairs of this breaking news event.

 

Presidential Election 2016 – Social Media

Wherever you were in 2016, it was impossible to escape social media’s influential role in driving the everyday discourse of the presidential election. No matter the app or platform, CNN was there – from the first Facebook Live by a news organization to choose-your-own-adventure explainers on Kik. It was an action plan mapped out over 24 months that boiled down to 24 hours of non-stop, wall-to-wall coverage, giving our readers a deeper understanding of the people and issues of the 2016 campaign.


Topics: Awards • CNN
CNN's "The History of Comedy" Returns Sunday, July 16
June 19th, 2017
03:55 PM ET

CNN's "The History of Comedy" Returns Sunday, July 16

The critically-acclaimed CNN Original Series The History of Comedy is back with all-new episodes beginning Sunday, July 16, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.  From executive producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (Hazy Mills) with Emmy Award winners Mark Herzog and Christopher G. Cowen (Herzog & Company), the hour-long docuseries examines what makes people laugh and how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.

The History of Comedy uses archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends, scholars and current stars including Norman Lear, Carol Burnett, Larry David, Betty WhiteJudd ApatowSarah SilvermanSenator Al FrankenMargaret ChoSamantha BeeJimmy KimmelKathy GriffinGeorge LopezKeegan-Michael Key, Conan O’BrienPatton Oswalt, Dick CavettAli WongW. Kamau Bell, Marc Maron and more. The series returns with an episode about racial humor and how comedy about shared experiences can cross cultural barriers. The remaining episodes, airing Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, will explore comedy ripped from the headlines, parody and satire, the dark side of comedy, and political humor.

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Tribeca Film Institute®, Points North Institute, CNN Films Announce Third Annual Filmmaker Retreat
June 19th, 2017
02:44 PM ET

Tribeca Film Institute®, Points North Institute, CNN Films Announce Third Annual Filmmaker Retreat

Camden/TFI Filmmaker Retreat presented by CNN Films to take place in Maine

      

Tribeca Film Institute® (TFI) today announced the third annual filmmaker retreat in partnership with the Points North Institute and CNN Films. The Camden/TFI Retreat presented by CNN Films kicks off June 19 in Camden and Rockport, Maine and will run for six days, providing five U.S.-based documentary filmmaking teams with professional guidance and mentorship to help them advance their filmmaking careers.

This year’s selected projects represent a variety of thought-provoking themes around American culture and social issues, from an exploration of Islamic radicalization, to immigration, birth tourism, reproductive rights, and even national parks. Each tells a unique and vital story that embodies an issue facing Americans today.

Members of each of the five filmmaking teams will attend the scenic retreat in Maine for a series of mentoring sessions, workshops and master classes led by a cross-section of industry experts and professionals. Through these sessions, each filmmaker will advance their filmmaking skills and learn about impact producing, financing, the state of the documentary marketplace, and more.

“We’re excited to be hosting this retreat for the third year in a row with our partners CNN Films and Points North Institute,” said Amy Hobby, executive director of TFI. “The stories these filmmakers tell are compelling, vital, and relatable. We look forward to helping cultivate their voices and following their future successes, as we have with so many past Camden/TFI participants.”

“CNN Films is proud to partner with Tribeca Film Institute and Points North Institute for another incredible summer week of mentoring,” said Amy Entelis, executive vice president for talent and content development for CNN Worldwide.  “Along with these very talented established filmmakers, we are pleased to contribute to the development of emerging documentary makers as part of our commitment to the industry,” she said. FULL POST

Japanese innovation and inspiration take centre stage in new series from Great Big Story and CNN Digital Studios in association with All Nippon Airways
June 14th, 2017
04:54 AM ET

Japanese innovation and inspiration take centre stage in new series from Great Big Story and CNN Digital Studios in association with All Nippon Airways

Everything from Japan’s flying cars to hip-hop grandmas are celebrated in two new series produced by Great Big Story and CNN Digital Studios as part of a branded content collaboration with All Nippon Airlines (ANA), Japan’s only 5-star airline.

The partnership between ANA and CNN International Commercial (CNNIC) was originally established in 2016 with the ambition to encourage travellers to explore Japan with ANA, leading to the creation of the successful 2016 Ichigo Ichie digital series. Evolving that strong partnership, the new campaign marks the first sponsorship from CNNIC which combines the expertise of the network’s premium original video content arm CNN Digital Studios, cinematic storytelling from global media company Great Big Story, and bespoke content from CNNIC’s brand content studio, Create.

The CNN Digital Studios series, titled Vision: The Future of Japan, is the biggest series to date produced by CNN Digital Studios in London. A collection of eight films, all shot on location across Japan, offers an in-depth look at the fascinating destination and explores the ambitious projects that are shaping the future of the universe including flying cars and the world’s fastest supercomputer.

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CNN Launches CNN Travel
June 13th, 2017
01:52 PM ET

CNN Launches CNN Travel

CNN Travel, a multimedia digital destination, launched today with a new design as a globally-minded, mobile-first, social product with an emphasis on visual storytelling. With this move CNN is elevating its travel coverage to a standalone business more closely aligned with premium content brands such as CNN Politics, CNNMoney and the brand new CNN Tech which launched last month.

CNN Travel will be led by executive editor Brekke Fletcher, who joined the network from the Wall Street Journal last September. With her growing global team and a network of more than 800 travel contributors and insiders around the globe, CNN Travel will be the leading digital destination for the globally curious traveler.

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CNN To Live Stream AG Jeff Sessions Testimony
June 12th, 2017
02:21 PM ET

CNN To Live Stream AG Jeff Sessions Testimony

CNN will live stream Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony to the U.S. Senate intelligence committee beginning at 2:30PM ET, Tuesday June 13th across platforms.

The CNN live stream will be available for U.S. and international desktop and mobile web users, and through tablet and mobile apps. It will also be available on Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices unauthenticated.

The live stream will add to CNN Politics' live coverage and analysis across TV and digital platforms.


Topics: CNN Politics • CNNgo
CNN RETURNS TO "THE NINETIES"
June 12th, 2017
01:06 PM ET

CNN RETURNS TO "THE NINETIES"

SUNDAY, JULY 9, AT 9:00 PM ET/PT 

CNN hits rewind to explore the most iconic moments and influential people of The Nineties on Sunday, July 9, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.  Executive produced by Emmy® Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (Playtone) and Emmy® Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (Herzog & Company), The Nineties is a seven-part CNN Original Series that examines the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, technological triumphs and terrorist tragedies, the grunge revolution and hip-hop’s ascendance, interracial conflict across America, and a genre-bending era of television.

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CNN named most popular news source for business and leisure travellers
June 12th, 2017
06:39 AM ET

CNN named most popular news source for business and leisure travellers

No other international news media comes close to CNN in engaging with global business and leisure travel audiences, according to the inaugural Media GPS survey, conducted by international research consultancy BDRC Group, which has studied the trends of 9.9 million weekly international travellers.

By surveying international travellers as they book through online travel agencies (OTAs), traditional travel agents and corporate travel management companies (TMCs), the Media GPS study found that over 50% of all international travellers turn to CNN via TV and digital for news and information during their trips.

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