CNN International Commercial Names Corinna Keller Vice President of Advertising Sales for the Americas
January 26th, 2016
11:50 AM ET

CNN International Commercial Names Corinna Keller Vice President of Advertising Sales for the Americas

January 26, 2016 – CNN International Commercial has hired Corinna Keller as its new Vice President of Advertising Sales for the Americas.  Keller joins CNN International Commercial from Viacom to oversee the Company’s pan-regional news advertising sales business across the Americas.  She will be based in Miami, reporting to Petra Malenicka, Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales for Europe and the Americas, CNN International Commercial.

In her new role, Corinna will oversee the pan-regional ad sales business for CNN International, CNN en Español, CNN.com/international and CNNEspañol.com for Latin America and clients based in the U.S. who want to target international viewers.  She will lead the CNNIC teams in New York and Miami, and manage senior relationships with clients and agencies. In addition, Corinna will closely collaborate with Turner’s regional sales heads throughout Latin America to develop further business opportunities for advertisers on CNN.  FULL POST


Topics: CNN
CNN unveils US Elections partnerships programme for international broadcasters and publishers
January 26th, 2016
06:09 AM ET

CNN unveils US Elections partnerships programme for international broadcasters and publishers

CNN International is offering a comprehensive CNN Politics package to international TV and digital publishers that will enhance their coverage of 2016’s biggest news event – the US Presidential Elections.

Through CNN International Commercial, publishers around the world can access exclusive CNN content and reporting about the race for the White House, taking in all of the major events, debates and news stories, including:

  • Daily video packages from CNN’s Ryan Nobles and his team on the political news of the day. One of Politico’s “50 to Watch” list during the 2012 campaign, Nobles will provide news coverage and analysis of the day’s events
  • Text and picture content from CNN Politics – the #1 political news site, which finished 2015 with 25 million unique visitors in December alone
  • Elections graphics to provide greater depth to reporting and data visualisation
  • Live shot opportunities to use CNN facilities and reporters, and access to CNN guests and commentators for live talkback

FULL POST


Topics: CNN
CNN Iowa Democratic Presidential Town Hall: RUSH TRANSCRIPT
January 26th, 2016
12:05 AM ET

CNN Iowa Democratic Presidential Town Hall: RUSH TRANSCRIPT

 

Mandatory credit: CNN 

FULL TRANSCRIPT:

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

 

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR:  We are here in Iowa with voters who are ready to question the three Democratic candidates for president of the United States.

ANNOUNCER:  Tonight, the Democratic candidates on one stage in Iowa.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

HILLARY CLINTON (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:  Help me make it happen.

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:  Everybody ready to make a political revolution?

(END VIDEO CLIP)

ANNOUNCER:  The final forum before the first presidential votes, just one week away.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

MARTIN O'MALLEY (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:  Are you excited about the future?

(END VIDEO CLIP)

ANNOUNCER:  Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O'Malley taking tough questions from voters on the hottest issues within their party and across the heartland.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

CLINTON:  I am not going to let the Republicans rip up Obamacare.

SANDERS:  If a bank is too big to fail, it's too big to exist.

O'MALLEY:  We should make it hard for criminals to get guns and easy for all Americans to vote.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

ANNOUNCER:  With Iowa up for grabs, their differences are clearer, and mistakes are even higher.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

SANDERS:  What we do not allow, Donald Trump and the others to divide us up.  There is nothing, nothing that we cannot accomplish.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

ANNOUNCER:  This is a CNN Democratic town hall event, a chance for Iowa voters to drive the presidential debate with decision day around the corner.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

CLINTON:  We're getting into that period before the caucus that I kind of call the "let's get real" period.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

ANNOUNCER:  Iowans are choosing.  The nation is watching.  And candidates are trying to close the deal with voters right now.

FULL POST


Topics: 2016 Election • Transcripts
January 25th, 2016
01:32 PM ET

What You Need to Know About the Democratic Town Hall

 

Watch CNN's Democratic town hall, airing live from Iowa on Monday, 9 p.m. ET

The Democratic presidential hopefuls will make closing arguments to Iowa voters Monday night during a CNN town hall in Des Moines - one week before the first-in-the-nation votes are cast at the Iowa caucuses.

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will appear first, followed by ex-Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and then former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, CNN announced Monday. Each will have 30 minutes onstage at Drake University's Sheslow Auditorium and will face questions from audience members as well as CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo.

The Iowa Democratic Party and Drake University invited the audience, which will also include some CNN guests.

This event comes as Clinton tries to brush back a surprisingly strong challenge from Sanders.

The forum will air on CNN from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET.

The Town Hall will also be live-streamed online and across mobile devices via CNNgo. CNN International and CNN en Espanol will also simulcast the Town Hall.

Be sure to use #DemTownHall when tweeting

——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Usage Rules for tonight’s Town Hall:

Domestic Broadcast Use:  Upon conclusion of the Town Hall, news organizations in the U.S. may use excerpts (up to 3:00minutes at a time) and must provide on screen credit throughout “Courtesy of CNN.”  CNN Affiliates are asked to contact CNN Newsource for more information.

Domestic Digital Video Use :  Similar to broadcast rules, upon conclusion of the Town Hall, news organizations in the U.S.  may use digital video clips (up to 3:00 minutes at a time) and must credit CNN. 

International Use –  Broadcast and Digital  (NON CNN AFFILIATES): Usage for international news organizations in broadcast and digital will be limited to one minute, CNN branded, after 1amET, for 24 hours only. All town hall material will be “No Access Japan”. No redistribution by News Agencies.  Please contact with additional inquiries: ins@turner.com


Topics: 2016 Election • CNN Politics
January 24th, 2016
01:40 PM ET

Bush on Flint water crisis: "I admire Rick Snyder for stepping up right now"

SOTU

Today on CNN’s State of the Unionformer Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL), GOP presidential candidate, joined anchor, Jake Tapper to discuss the Flint water crisis and 2016 presidential politics.
 
For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.
 
MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”
 
Contacts: Lauren Pratapas — Lauren.Pratapas@turner.com; 202.465.6666; Zachary Lilly – Zachary.Lilly@turner.com
 
TEXT HIGHLIGHTS
 
Bush on Trump: “And, frankly, the reason why Donald Trump does well is, there's a perception of strength, but the reality is, when people think about it, it's not strong to denigrate women.  It's not strong to insult Hispanics.  It's certainly not strong to call John McCain a loser because he was a POW.  And it's - God forbid, it's not strong to suggest - to disparage the disabled.  More and more people listening to Donald Trump, I think, realize that he's not the strong horse.  He's insecure and he's weak.”

Bush on a potential Bloomberg 3rd Party run: You know what?  That's not going to happen.  The party process is going to work far differently than what the pundits are saying.  I totally believe that. Mike Bloomberg is a good man.  We disagree on a whole lot of things, but he's a good person and he's a patriot.  And he wants the best for the country.  But we have differing views.  And I want to be the conservative candidate to run - to lead the conservative party into the general election.  That's my focus.”
 
Bush on the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan: “It is a tragedy.  I admire Rick Snyder for stepping up right now.  He's going through the challenge.  And he's fired people and accepted responsibility to fix this.  This is going to be a long-term challenge. But it does point out that we're - we have a 20th century regulatory system on a 21st century world.  Someone needs to change how we go about Washington's role in this, where there's more accountability and more transparency, so that when reports are done, they're thoroughly vetted. You don't need insular regulatory agencies that are blaming each other. That's what happened in this case, and it's just wrong.”
 
Bush on his brother President George W. Bush coming on the campaign trail with him: [TAPPER]: “You said this week you expect your brother George W. Bush to be campaigning by your side.  Is that going to happen before Iowa?”
[BUSH]: “ No, I don't think it is because of schedules.  But I hope he's going to be involved. And the campaign is working with him on that.  He's a popular figure in the Republican Party, and he has been incredibly supportive of me.  I love him dearly.  And I expect to see him out on the campaign trail, but no details yet about when.”   
 
  

FULL POST

January 24th, 2016
01:39 PM ET

Christie: “that shows a real immaturity from Senator Rubio to be joking as families were freezing in the cold…some of them losing their loved ones”

SOTU

Today on CNN’s State of the UnionGovernor Chris Christie (R-NJ), GOP presidential candidate, joined anchor, Jake Tapper to discuss the blizzard that hit much of the East Coast, and 2016 presidential politics.

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”

Contacts: Lauren Pratapas — Lauren.Pratapas@turner.com; 202.465.6666; Zachary Lilly – Zachary.Lilly@turner.com

TEXT HIGHLIGHTS

 

Christie praises New Jersey’s response to the 2016 Blizzard: “I mean, this has been a model response.  And, as I said yesterday, this is my 17th snow emergency in six years.  We know how to do this.  And it went very well yesterday… I want to commend the people of New Jersey.  They played smart.  They played safe yesterday.  We were lucky that it was a Saturday, I think.  And they did a great job.  And so all of us worked together yesterday to make sure that New Jersey was kept safe.”

Christie on his low approval rating in New Jersey: “Well, Jake, listen, that approval rating has gone down once I started to run for president.  And it should be no shock. You know, the fact is that, when you start looking for another job, your current employer gets a little miffed.  And that's what has gone on here in New Jersey.  But I think they saw yesterday what strong, effective leadership can do for a state in the midst of a crisis. And that's what we have provided for the last six years.  So, my approval ratings have been anywhere from where you're saying right now to a high of 75 percent and every place in between.  I don't govern for approval ratings.  I govern for results. And what you see in New Jersey today are results…when the chips are down, I deliver.”

Christie on a potential Bloomberg 3rd Party run: “Well, listen, Mayor Bloomberg will have to decide for himself whether to run.  And no one can be evaluated about whether they would be a good president or not until they actually get into the race and go through the relentless nature of a presidential campaign.  That tells you a lot about what kind of a president a person would be. So, if Mayor Bloomberg were ever to get into the race, we all, and myself included, could then make an evaluation of him as a potential president.  But when you're not a candidate, you don't deserve to be evaluated as to whether you're going to be a good president or not… yes, he was a good mayor.  Sure.”

Christie responds to Rubio’s comments about the 2016 Blizzard: “Well, that's a difference between a United States senator who has never been responsible for anything and a governor who is responsible for everything that goes on in your state. Fourteen people died across the country.  And that shows a real immaturity from Senator Rubio to be joking as families were freezing in the cold, losing power, and some of them losing their loved ones.  But I don't expect that Senator Rubio would be able to understand that, because he's never had to make a decision of any consequence at all that he's had to be held accountable for.”

FULL POST

CNN International adds Rugby and Formula E shows to its sports line-up
January 22nd, 2016
06:17 AM ET

CNN International adds Rugby and Formula E shows to its sports line-up

CNN International is launching two new action-packed monthly shows on Formula E and rugby – CNN’s Supercharged and World Rugby shows. These programmes will extend the network’s wide range of premium sports coverage spanning golf, sailing, horse racing, equestrianism, skiing, Formula 1 and tennis as well as comprehensive sports news in the flagship CNN World Sport.   FULL POST


Topics: CNN
January 21st, 2016
07:07 PM ET

Clinton: "I think I'm the candidate of real change in people's real lives"

Wolf Blitzer

CNN's Wolf Blitzer sits down with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Democratic presidential candidate, to discuss healthcare, the Iran deal, and the continuation of her email scandal. Please see below for a full rushed transcript.

 

MANDATORY CREDIT // The Situation Room

Additional information: The Situation Room: http://www.cnn.com/shows/situation-room

 

CNN Politics story: Hillary Clinton pins 'establishment' label on Bernie Sanders


 

Text highlights:

 

Clinton responds to Sanders’s charges that she is “establishment”: “I just don't understand what that means. he's been in Congress, he's been an elected to office a lot longer than I have. I was in the Senate for eight wonderful years representing New York. He's been in the Congress for 25, and so I'll let your viewers make their own judgment… I think I'm the candidate of real change in people's real lives that will make a difference, whether it's on healthcare, or college affordability, or the economy where I've laid out specific proposals and how I would pay for them.”

 

Clinton draws distinctions between herself and Sanders on healthcare: “I think we should not plunge our nation into another contentious debate over healthcare. We Democrats have been trying to get universal health coverage since Harry Truman. We now have more than 90% of Americans who are covered. I'm going to get us the rest of the way, and I'm also going to decrease the costs so that people can afford prescription drugs, and out of pocket expenses. He wants to start all over again, I think that's a very clear contrast, and I'm appealing to people who know it's not always easy to make the kind of progress we've made under the Affordable Care Act. I want to build on what President Obama has accomplished, and take it all the way which is what I will do.”

 

Clinton on the Iran deal: “I have a lot of commitment to ensuring that the Iran nuclear agreement is implemented, and that the Iranians are held accountable if they do not. After all, I engaged in long patient diplomacy to put together the sanctions on Iran that finally brought them to the negotiating table, and actually began the preliminary negotiations that the President and Secretary Kerry continued to completion. But, I think it would be a mistake to offer normalized relations. I think that we have to very carefully continue our diplomacy. We have to hold Iran accountable… We can't rush into normalizing relations. The President doesn't believe that, I don't believe that, and I think that Senator Sanders is wrong about that.”

 

Clinton responds to reports her private server contained highly classified intel: “I think it's a continuation of an inter-agency dispute that has been going on, and that's not uncommon in our government when it comes to releasing information as I requested that mine be released. And, it doesn't change the fact that I never sent, or received any material marked classified. I do believe that these leaks which are coming out, and being in some way misrepresenting, and mischaracterizing what is going on are troubling, but the basic fact that no material marked as classified was sent or received... I will repeat, I did not send or receive classified material.”


FULL POST

CNN WRAPS 2015 AS DIGITAL NEWS LEADER
January 21st, 2016
12:08 PM ET

CNN WRAPS 2015 AS DIGITAL NEWS LEADER

NETWORK DOMINATES IN VIEWS, VIDEO AND SOCIAL
After leading the competition for eight consecutive months in multiplatform views and across all digital video metrics, CNN ended 2015 as the number one source of news and information online.  Additionally, a significant expansion of its off-platform publishing operation enabled the network to maintain its social leadership position for the year.

Average monthly traffic measurements place CNN on top in the following categories:

CNN is #1 in Multiplatform Views
Across desktop and mobile, CNN content earned more views than that of any other news organization.  With an average of 1.4 B views, CNN beat second-place Yahoo News by 2% and third-place Fox News by 45%.

CNN:  1.4 Billion Views

  • Yahoo News – 1.3 B views
  • Fox News – 955 mm views
  • BuzzFeed – 716 mm views
  • Huffingtonpost.com – 701 mm views
  • MSN News – 660 mm views

(Source: comScore MultiPlatform, Jan-Dec 2015.)

FULL POST


Topics: CNN Digital • Ratings
January 20th, 2016
06:31 AM ET

CNN to hold Iowa Democratic town hall

Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 6.39.32 AM

The Democratic presidential hopefuls will face voters in a CNN town hall on Monday in Des Moines - one week before the highly anticipated Iowa caucuses.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will field questions from Iowa Democrats in this prime-time event hosted by the Iowa Democratic Party and Drake University.

For more information, please view the full story here.


Topics: 2016 Election • CNN Politics
tmpl
« older posts
newer posts »