CNN Digital Posts Strongest Month Ever in March 2014
April 23rd, 2014
12:11 PM ET

CNN Digital Posts Strongest Month Ever in March 2014

Closes Gap with Yahoo!-ABC News to Only 1%

Video and Mobile Consumption Shatters Records 

Building off a busy news cycle, March 2014 marked the strongest month in history for CNN Digital Network.  Users flocked to CNN for its extensive coverage of the Malaysian airliner, the conflict in Ukraine, Academy Awards, Washington mudslide and other major news events.  The outcome was a staggering 2.8 B global page views, 1 mm global app page views, and 274 mm global video starts across platforms.  Users also consumed a record 1.6 billion global page views on CNN’s mobile products, adding to its seven-year history as the No. 1 source for mobile news.

(Sources: Adobe Reports & Analytics and Bango Analytics; March 1-March 31, 2014.) FULL POST

April 20th, 2014
01:18 PM ET

Michael Porter on GPS: Is the U.S. #1?

CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with professor at the Harvard Business School, and Director at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Michael Porter. Porter spoke about “The Social Progress Index”, a new report that ranks countries on how well their citizens live. He discussed why the United States rank 16th.

In the interview, Porter said to Fareed, “At some level in America, we have incredible access to information and communication, but  if you look at objective measures of whether that’s penetrated very broadly throughout our population and to, really, all of our citizens, that’s where we start to come up short.”

A transcript of the interview is available after the jump.


April 20th, 2014
12:09 PM ET

Greenwald: "I look at Peter King's condemnation as an enormous badge of honor"

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources hosted by Brian Stelter, Glenn Greenwald, founding editor of ‘The Intercept’, spoke exclusively to CNN about winning the Pulitzer, receiving harsh criticism from lawmakers, and coming back to the United States.

During the interview, Greenwald said to Stelter, “That’s just a part of what I think journalism is, if you want to be adversarial to those who wield power, you have to expect that those who wield power aren't going to like what you’re doing very much.”

A transcript of the interview is available after the jump.


April 20th, 2014
11:07 AM ET

Sen. Walsh and Tarantino on mental health in the military

Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Sen. John Walsh (D-MT), the first Iraq War combat veteran to serve in the United States Senate, and Tom Tarantino, Chief Policy Officer at IAVA and former Army officer, spoke to CNN about veteran suicides, the cost of war, and Walsh’s bill, the Suicide Prevention Act for American Veterans.

On mental health in the military, Walsh said to Crowley, “I think we do a very good job of taking that citizen solider and making a warrior out of him. But we aren't doing a very good job of taking that warrior and reintegrating him back into society.”

A transcript and videos from the interview are available after the jump.


April 18th, 2014
11:56 AM ET

Wolf Blitzer Reports: Popes and Presidents

CNN will present Wolf Blitzer Reports: Popes and Presidents on Easter Sunday, April 20 at 2 p.m. ET. The 30-minute special will explore the history of the long and sometimes troubled relationship between the White House and the Vatican.

Additional Video: When JFK called on the Pope to help

Topics: CNN • Wolf Blitzer
April 17th, 2014
04:10 PM ET

Chicagoland goes to the 'Back of the Yards'

Tonight on CNN's CHICAGOLAND, a mass shooting leaves 13 wounded and makes national headlines just as Mayor Rahm Emanuel goes on a public relations campaign to bolster Chicago’s image.  The shooting galvanizes the city and community activists, including Sally Hazelgrove, Rob and Amy Castaneda, Father Michael Pfleger, and stars of the Chicago Bulls – who join together in an emotional plea for peace.

Fenger High celebrates homecoming, but Principal Liz Dozier fears violence may become an unwelcome focus of the festivities. Meanwhile, the Mayor and Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy campaign for stricter gun laws while pursuing the shooters in a citywide manhunt.

Viewers can join the live social media dialogue with the series producers and participants featured in CHICAGOLAND, by logging into Twitter this evening during the broadcast and using #Chicagoland, by following @CNNOrigSeries, or by visiting

Executive produced by Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn of Sundance Productions, and Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin of the Peabody Award-winning team that created BRICK CITYCHICAGOLAND explores where politics and policy meet real people’s lives in the beloved heartland American city of Chicago.  The series airs each Thursday evening on CNN/U.S. at 10:00pm ET and PT.


April 17th, 2014
09:55 AM ET

CNN demonstrates conditions of underwater search for MH370

CNN's Martin Savidge (@MartinSavidge) gives a tour of a submersible that is 50 feet below the surface in Horseshoe Bay, Vancouver.

Topics: Martin Savidge
Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 18 & 19
Bedouin tents in the Wadi Rum desert
April 16th, 2014
12:49 PM ET

Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 18 & 19

Inside the Middle East

A Bedouin in the Wadi Rum desert holds an oryx, a white antelope

A Bedouin in the Wadi Rum desert holds an oryx, a white antelope

Wednesday 7 May at 1030 BST/ 1130 CET and 1730 BST/ 1830 CET
Saturday 10 May at 0530 BST / 0630 CET and 1930 BST/ 2030 CET
Sunday 11 May at 1330 BST/ 1430 CET
Duration: 30 minutes

This month, 'Inside the Middle East' explores the "vast, echoing and God-like" desert of Wadi Rum, a stunning expanse of windswept valleys and gorges made famous 100 years ago by the visit – and subsequent writings – of British army officer T.E. Lawrence. FULL POST

Topics: CNN
April 16th, 2014
12:15 PM ET

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh: Non-violent exchange of armor in Slaviansk a "nightmare" for Kiev's central government

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh (@npwcnn) reports from Slaviansk, a town in eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian militants took control of Ukrainian armored personnel carriers Wednesday.

"It feels very calm here. We wouldn't have been able to do this broadcast like this to you a couple days ago. People, I think, really feel now that tension has passed, perhaps the moment is over," Walsh reports.

"What happens now? Does this stay part of Ukraine or  does it become a separate republic or does it become part of Russia? Those are the big questions. But this armor changing hands without violence quite a nightmare for the Kiev central government."

Topics: Nick Paton Walsh • Ukraine
April 14th, 2014
04:41 AM ET

Gulftainer embarks on exclusive campaign with CNN International to promote new brand identity in line with global strategic growth

UAE ports and logistics company Gulftainer is sponsoring CNN Marketplace Middle East FaceTime vignettes in an exclusive campaign to build brand awareness in support of the company’s growth and imminent entry into the United States market.

The sponsorship, which started on 11th April, is part of a multi-media campaign with CNN International for Gulftainer, the largest terminal operator in the Middle East. The company recently announced a new brand identity alongside a plan to begin operations on North America’s Eastern Seaboard. Gulftainer has grown its Brazil and Lebanon operations in addition to acquiring Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO) in Saudi Arabia. CNN International was selected as the exclusive media platform for this campaign due to reach of the CNN network, its premium global audience and the relevance of the content. FULL POST

Topics: CNN • CNNI Press Releases
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