Meet CNN's New Head of Social News
June 25th, 2014
11:06 AM ET

Meet CNN's New Head of Social News

Joining CNN from across the pond is the lovely and talented Samantha Barry – new senior director of social news.  She comes to our fair network from BBC World News where she's been working with both their TV and digital teams to make the most of their news coverage across social platforms.  Hailing from Ireland and currently living in London, "Sam" has worked in over 25 countries - from Iraq to Nigeria - as a media trainer for the U.S. State Department.  At CNN, she'll harness our massive social footprint and really turn up the heat on engagement.  In addition, Sam will be charged with reimagining and amplifying the power of CNN iReport.  She'll be based in New York and report to Meredith Artley, VP and Managing Editor, CNN Digital.

Rather than posting another boring press release, CNN PR decided to mix things up with ten questions to help get to know Samantha Barry.  Read on and join us in welcoming her to CNN: @samanthabarry.

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Topics: CNN • CNN Digital • Digital • iReport • Social Media
CNN International to broadcast the first ever live TV programme from London’s Shard
June 25th, 2014
06:45 AM ET

CNN International to broadcast the first ever live TV programme from London’s Shard

London 25 June 2014: CNN International is to broadcast what will be the first ever live TV programme from The Shard – the tallest building in the European Union – in a special edition of The World Right Now with Hala Gorani this Thursday.

Gorani, who recently moved to CNN’s London bureau from its Atlanta headquarters to anchor a new show for the network, will present an hour long news programme, covering the key stories of the day across news, business and sport.

“The Shard has become an iconic symbol of this global city in a very short space of time,” Gorani said. “It’s the perfect place to anchor an international news programme, and you couldn’t wish for a more stunning backdrop of the London skyline.” FULL POST


Topics: CNN • CNNI Press Releases
June 24th, 2014
09:23 PM ET

Wendy Davis sits down with CNN's Gloria Borger

One year after her filibuster, Wendy Davis talks with CNN's Gloria Borger about the national attention, Texas politics and more. Highlights from the interview are below and a full program transcript is posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS.

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Topics: CNN
June 24th, 2014
09:56 AM ET

Kerry: There is a new reality for Iraq

CNN Breaking News Alert: Secretary of State John Kerry says while he is "not taking anything I hear to the bank," he has received indications from Iraq's leaders that "there is a capacity to have a new government that could be a unity government that could reflect a greater capacity for success."

Kerry sat down for an interview Tuesday with CNN's Jim Sciutto in Irbil, Iraq, shortly after meeting with Iraqi Kurdish President Massoud Barzani. Barzani said there was a "new reality" in Iraq as he met with Kerry. A day earlier Barzani told CNN, "Iraq is obviously falling apart."

Kerry told Sciutto that Barzani "made it clear that he wants to participate in the process, that he wants to help choose the next government."

CNN's interview with Kerry is airing on CNN's "New Day" and throughout the day on CNN.

Full Story: http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/24/world/meast/iraq-crisis-kerry-interview

 

 


Topics: Jim Sciutto • New Day
CNN en Espanol's CLIX wins Daytime Emmy
June 23rd, 2014
01:55 PM ET

CNN en Espanol's CLIX wins Daytime Emmy

Last night in Los Angeles, CNN en Español’s Clix was honored as the Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish at the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  More than 1,400 entries were submitted this year, recognizing outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production.

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Topics: Awards • CNN • CNN en Espanol
CNN, Georgia Tech To Launch First Ever Initiative To Explore Media's UAV Use In U.S. Airspace
June 23rd, 2014
12:30 PM ET

CNN, Georgia Tech To Launch First Ever Initiative To Explore Media's UAV Use In U.S. Airspace

Beginning this summer, CNN and Georgia Institute of Technology will embark on a joint research initiative to better understand the opportunities unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) present for media organizations, and to explore the access and safety issues that need to be addressed as part of any new regulatory framework. The project team will be staffed by senior members of CNN’s newsgathering team and researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

The effort will evaluate the technology, personnel and safety needs to operate effectively in the national air space.  CNN and Georgia Tech Research Institute plan to share their research data with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as it considers regulations that will allow for the safe and effective operation of UAVs by media outlets.


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Topics: CNN • CNN Press Releases
June 22nd, 2014
11:21 AM ET

CNN EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Dianne Feinstein: 'The Iraqi state is in danger'

Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), chairwoman of the Select Intelligence Committee, spoke to Crowley about the crisis in Iraq and Governor of Montana Brian Schweitzer's comments.

A transcript and a video of the interview are available after the jump.

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June 22nd, 2014
11:02 AM ET

Sen. Rand Paul: "I'm not willing to send my son into that mess" on the crisis in Iraq

Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Sen. Rand Paul  (R-KY), member of the Foreign Relations committee, spoke to Crowley about the crisis in Iraq and restoring voting rights to non-violent felons.
 
A transcript and a video from the interview are available after the jump.

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Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 28 & 29
'The Circuit' travels to the home of German Grand Prix, the Hockenheimer Ring
June 20th, 2014
10:15 AM ET

Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 28 & 29

The Circuit

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg
Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg
 
Saturday 12 July at 0930 BST/ 1030 CET and 1400 BST/ 1500 CET and 2030 BST/ 2130 CET
Sunday 13 July at 1030 BST/ 1130 CET
Monday 14 July at 0430 BST/ 0530 CET
Tuesday 15 July at 1030 BST/ 1130 CET
Duration: 30 minutes
 

This month, ‘The Circuit’ is hosted from the home of the German Grand Prix, the Hockenheim Ring.

The programme meets Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg, who tells ‘The Circuit’ host Amanda Davies about his season so far. The programme also travels to the spiritual home of German Formula One, the Kerpen Go-Kart track, to see how it has produced stars like Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel.

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Topics: CNN
June 19th, 2014
02:33 PM ET

THE SIXTIES: The War in Vietnam (1961 – 1968)

The escalation of the war in Vietnam meant troop levels soared from just several hundred advisors at the beginning of the decade, to hundreds of thousands of American troops by the end of it. The mounting casualties, and the stories reported from the warfront from the troops who did the fighting and the dying, influenced social and political polarization around the war back home. The war’s increasing unpopularity altered how Americans viewed their government – and authority in general. The publicly-touted optimism veiled the private doubts of presidents Kennedy and Johnson – and their Defense Secretary Robert McNamara. Vietnam veterans Karl Marlantes, Philip Caputo, and Tim O’Brien, historians Fredrik Logevall, Robert Dallek, George Herring, Andrew Bacevich, and journalists Neil Sheehan and Marvin Kalb discuss one of the most complex of American stories.

More information about THE SIXTIES may be found by visiting www.cnn.com/sixties.

In addition to the unique Facebook engagement, viewers can also interact with producers and people who appear in THE SIXTIES via Twitter by following @TheSixtiesCNN and using #TheSixtiesCNN. FULL POST

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