CNN Politics announced today the debut of COVER/LINE, your way to experience politics like Washington does – behind the scenes when the mics are turned off, by CNN’s Kate Bennett and Hunter Schwarz. COVER/LINE will not only be your new favorite lunch date, providing you with a daily dose of politics meets pop culture, it will also bring you a weekly podcast and Instagram updates.
With Bennett’s background in fashion and lifestyle, and Schwarz’s background in entertainment, COVER/LINE offers a unique take on traditional political news by covering Washington through the lens of culture and entertainment, brought to you on three different platforms.
Catch COVER/LINE’s first issue launching on February 21, and listen to their podcast weekly starting on February 24, at CNN.com/podcast, as well as iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio or your favorite podcast app.
In W.E.B Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk, he talks about the first time he realized his skin color made him different. CNN has turned that simple narrative into a powerful compilation of personal stories on race.
Featuring over 25 celebrities and artists like Doug E Fresh, Jason George, Montel Williams and CNN talent like Kamau Bell, Van Jones, Don Lemon, Sara Sidner and Stephanie Elam, the project showcases some of the most prominent voices and their stories about the moment they realized they were black – and how their skin color affected how people saw or treated them.
Explore the interactive featuring animated videos and opinion pieces online and across CNN’s television and social platforms.
Follow and join the conversation using the hashtag #realizediwasblack
Google Home owners now have access to CNN through the first Action that delivers topic-based TV coverage in near-real time on the device.
The CNN “Action” features audio news straight from CNN’s world-class anchors and reporters around the globe. Content from the likes of Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, and John King are available as soon as 5 minutes after broadcast. The Action helps users quickly discover the latest stories CNN is covering and dive into any one of them for CNN’s full broadcast audio coverage powered by CNNgo.
“We’re excited to grow CNN’s suite of products in the voice services space by bringing our real-time, conversational news experience to Google Home,” said Joshua Silverboard, Sr. Director for Emerging Products at CNN. “Google Home and other voice platforms like it are creating new paths to bring personal, engaging experiences to our audiences. Our custom action on Google Home and the platform that powers it are early in their evolution, but this product is a great example of CNN’s continued efforts to reach and engage our audiences in unique ways, wherever they are.”
Google Home owners can receive the latest top news stories from CNN by simply speaking phrases like, “OK Google, let me talk to CNN”; “OK Google, ask CNN for the latest stories.”; or “OK Google, ask CNN for the latest on President Trump.”
The new action compliments CNN’s previously launched Narrated News on Google Home, which features a daily morning and evening audio news briefing on the latest headlines in three minutes or less. CNNgo is a next-generation product that gives viewers unprecedented control over their TV news experience, and is also available on Amazon Alexa, CNN.com, CNN’s iPad app and on Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV.
CNN’s coverage of Inauguration Day will be streamed live in its entirety to CNN.com’s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN's apps for iOS and Android, starting at 6:00am ET on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2017, running through midnight and beginning again at 10:00am ET on Saturday, January 21, 2017 running through 4:00pm ET.
Features the Annual List of Top Jobs and an Illustrated Video Series of Celebrities’ First Jobs
The start of a New Year can also mean the start of a new career.
Just in time, CNNMoney and experts at PayScale, a compensation software and data provider, ranked the top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work.
The ranking and methodology was created by compensation data experts at PayScale examining factors like job satisfaction, quality of life, median pay and estimated job growth.
CNNMoney’s Best Jobs site features profiles, career quizzes and an animated video series called My First Job.
My First Job is an exclusive illustrative video series that tells the tale of how some of the brightest in the business got their start. From celebrities and CEOs like Russell Simmons, Dolly Parton, Dan Rather, Sean Combs to Susan Wojcicki, leaders across industries share their stories of their first job and what it taught them about the workforce.
CNN presents Plastic Island, an exclusive digital documentary exploring the damage plastic is doing to our oceans – and potentially to our health.
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. This Pacific island is on the frontline of the world's fight against discarded plastic and its damage to the environment.
From the frontline, CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh, Ingrid Formanek, Jackson Loo and Mark Phillips take 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.
This exclusive includes a mini-documentary, a personal essay from CNN correspondent Nick Paton Walsh, an animated video explaining microplastics and graphics illustrating the amount of plastic in the ocean and the life cycle of a toothbrush.
Watch the special report on plastic polluting the oceans, and what we can do to stop it at cnn.com/plasticisland
6 Spectacular Buildings. 6 Countries. Who will win?
CNN Style takes an inside look at the best buildings of 2016 – as well as the architects behind them.
In partnership with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), CNN Style published an immersive and mobile-first interactive experience featuring 360-degree perspectives of the shortlisted buildings for the RIBA International Prize 2016, and some of the most prominent voices in architecture. The RIBA International Prize will be awarded to the most significant and inspirational building of the year, to be announced on November 24.
Take a virtual tour at CNNStyle.com.
CNN, Instagram, and CA Technologies, in an exclusive partnership with the Empire State Building (ESB), are bringing to the New York City skyline a breathtaking display of photography, real-time election results, maps, voter mosaics and animations to commemorate one of the nation’s most significant elections. The projection on New York’s most iconic landmark begins at 8PM ET tonight — November 8, 2016 – and will continue throughout the evening, ultimately calling the race for a new President of the United States of America.
The ESB activation, produced by Obscura Digital, is the final stop and grand finale of the #MyVote nationwide tour – a partnership between CNN, Instagram, Facebook and CA Technologies.
The projections will feature Instagram images uploaded by voters from around the nation using the #MyVote hashtag. #MyVote projections will also be featured at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. and Miracle Mile in Las Vegas. Additionally, as part of the #MyVote tour, the Coit Tower in San Francisco will be lit up in either red or blue lights symbolizing the state’s choice for America’s next president.
Projections on ESB, and other national landmarks, will be featured on CNN and across both CNN and ESB’s digital platforms as part of Election Night in America coverage. To catch a real-life view of this incredible display, visit the Empire State Building tonight where street teams are handing out commemorative frames at Madison Square Park.
Follow @CNN, @CNNPolitics and @EmpireStateBldg on Instagram and Facebook and Facebook Live. And of course, watch live election coverage, including the ESB projections, on CNN TV, CNN.com and through CNN’s mobile apps.
Photos available by request, and embeddable via CNN and Empire State Building’s Instagram accounts.
Matt Dornic, Matt.Dornic@turner.com
Emily Kuhn, Emily.Kuhn@turner.com