You called, CNN listened: What voicemails reveal about the American voter
November 16th, 2016
12:42 PM ET

You called, CNN listened: What voicemails reveal about the American voter

What 10,000+ voicemails reveal about the American voter

Devastated. Ecstatic. Afraid. Hopeful.

We asked American voters how they are feeling about the outcome of the election and their new president-elect. You left us more than 1,500 voicemails in four days. We listened.

Here's what you said.

In a project based off the successful Love Story initiative, CNN opened up a voicemail box to hear straight from the American people.

We heard from an Obama turned Trump voter, a registered Republican who voted for Clinton, a Trump voter who feels uneasy about their vote and many, many more.

Explore voicemails verified by CNN Digital, and call in yourself to tell us how you feel. The voicemail box will be open through Inauguration 2017 and we're still listening.


Topics: 2016 Election • CNN Digital • Social Media
April 12th, 2016
02:11 PM ET

News Gets Personal with CNN for Facebook Messenger

Now you can use Facebook Messenger to get CNN news and information in a personalized, private message.

At Facebook's F8 developer conference today, the company unveiled new capabilities for businesses and publishers on Messenger, enabling users to chat directly with CNN to get breaking news and personalized stories.

In partnership with Outbrain, CNN is using bots for Messenger to interact with users in a natural and conversational way. Subscribers to CNN on Messenger will receive a daily digest of top stories right within the Messenger app.  The bot will also recommend personalized content based on a user’s preferences and learned interests.  The experience gets more personalized with each interaction on Messenger.

Additionally, users can message CNN for news and information about specific topics.

For example, if a user is interested in learning more about Zika, they can simply message CNN “Zika.” CNN will respond with the latest news or most relevant story about the virus.  The message “delegate count” will evoke a response with a lede and link to CNN’s latest piece about which presidential candidates have racked up the most delegates heading into the national conventions.

The CNN for Messenger experience is powered by Outbrain for Chat, a new product that enables personalized content recommendations for users across platforms. It also allows CNN to seamlessly marry editorial programming with true content personalization.

For more information on Messenger, click here.

Download Messenger on iOS and Android.

For more information on Outbrain for Chat, click here.

February 23rd, 2016
11:30 AM ET



Kicking off 2016 with a win, CNN posted strong digital growth in January and outperformed all competitors in multiplatform views, video and social.  January marked a nine-month winning streak in video and CNN's 10th consecutive month as #1 in views. CNN topped HuffPost and BuzzFeed in every single metric and barely trailed Yahoo News in multiplatform unique visitors and mobile uniques.

Across desktop and mobile, CNN content earned more views than that of any other news organization. With 1.7 billion views in January, CNN beat second-place Yahoo News by 17% and third-place Fox News by 52%.

CNN: 1.7 Billion Views

  • Yahoo News – 1.4 B views
  • – 1.1 B views
  • – 859 mm views
  • – 735 mm views
  • MSN News – 720 mm views

(Source: comScore MultiPlatform, Jan. 2016) FULL POST

Topics: CNN Digital • Mobile • Ratings • Social Media
Discover CNN on Snapchat!
January 27th, 2015
10:35 AM ET

Discover CNN on Snapchat!

Now Snapchat users can get their daily download of news and information from CNN, right inside the app. Through Snapchat Discover, a new section that launched today, users will be able to peruse articles, photos and video from 10 different partner publishers, including National Geographic, ESPN and CNN.

 “CNN’s Discover channel lives natively within the app - built from the ground up, exclusively for Snapchat. It’s beautiful, informative and driven by great images and video,” said Samantha Barry, CNN’s head of social news. “This partnership provides us another avenue to showcase our creativity, and share CNN's brilliant coverage and storytelling with new audiences."


Topics: CNN Digital • Social Media
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.


Topics: CNN • CNN Digital • Digital • iReport • Social Media
May 28th, 2014
12:59 PM ET

Digital video series “City of Tomorrow” highlights urban innovation

Cities all around the world are coming up with groundbreaking ways to combat issues plaguing their surroundings, such as crime, traffic and the excess of greenhouse gases. To highlight the innovation of these cities and offer a glimpse into futuristic solutions for others to adopt, CNN Digital launched an 8-week futuristic video series today called City of Tomorrow. The series includes videos, text, photos and other interactive features, and will conclude with a 30-minute CNN TV special airing on Saturday, July 19.

Some of the inventive ideas covered in City of Tomorrow include sophisticated CIA software used by Los Angeles police that wrangles huge amounts of data to fight crime; the “world’s greenest commercial building” in Seattle; and experimental cities in Japan and the Middle East that offer a peek into future lifestyles.

To find more about the series via social media, users can follow the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #CityofTomorrow and learn more on CNN's Facebook page.

Additionally, City of Tomorrow is the one of the first series to launch as part of CNN’s Digital Studios initiative, an internal production house that produces a series of original video franchises. Topic areas for digital studios include innovation and technology; entertainment; wellness and lifestyle and travel and adventure.  

Topics: CNN • CNN Digital • CNN Tech • Digital • Social Media • Video
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

The CNN 10: Hollywood’s Fresh Faces
February 6th, 2014
01:40 PM ET

The CNN 10: Hollywood’s Fresh Faces

With the success of the CNN 10 Tech Lists last year, 2014 marks the expansion of the “CNN 10” into a monthly series that runs the gamut of fun and feature-y topics, including entertainment, health, tech, travel and beyond. This year’s first CNN 10 feature kicks off with the interactive Fresh Faces of Hollywood.

Next month, the Academy Awards will honor Hollywood’s heavyweights, so CNN’s Entertainment team chose 10 rising stars from the worlds of TV, movies and music, as well as their connections to literature, fashion, youth culture and counterculture to round out our list.

They also considered the many highly-anticipated debut and breakout projects that are likely to put the ‘pop’ in our culture over the next 12 months – and the feisty, fearless characters behind them. And whether you recognize these faces from earlier work or this is your first introduction, our team predicts the world will be seeing more of them this year.

On Twitter, @CNNShowbiz will be tweeting quotes from the list and the list makers using the hashtag #CNNFreshFaces.

Topics: Awards • CNN • CNN Digital • Digital • Entertainment • Social Media
January 27th, 2014
04:00 PM ET

SOTU coverage: live streaming and Hamby webcast

In the first of its kind, CNN and CNN mobile will offer an alternate livestream to watch the State of the Union and GOP response – a next gen “PoliCast” (political webcast) with digital correspondent Peter Hamby. Joined by former Obama White House spokesman Tommy Vietor and Republican strategist Tim Miller, the running commentary will tap into live reaction of the speech and the immediate impact it is having on social media.

To be a part of Tuesday night’s “PoliCast,” tweet at Peter (@PeterHambyCNN), Tommy (@TVietor08) and Tim (@Timodc) using the hashtag #CNNSOTU.

To get a preview of what’s to come in the “PoliCast,” Peter, Tommy and Tim will give more details on Tuesday.

Additionally, CNN’s live television coverage of the SOTU address and the GOP response will also be live streaming on’s Home Page and on the CNN mobile apps for all users. 

Topics: CNN • CNN Digital • CNN Politics • Digital • Mobile • Social Media
January 15th, 2014
03:36 PM ET

2013: CNN Digital Posts Best Year Ever; Dominates Mobile

cnn-digital-badge-REDSets Records in Page Views & Video Starts, Tops Yahoo!-ABC News by 40% in Mobile

Serving up, across all platforms, an average of 2.4 billion total global page views per month and more than 150 million monthly video starts, CNN Digital posted in 2013 its best year in history.* While sites like Yahoo!-ABC News struggled, ultimately losing both page views and unique visitors year over year (YOY), CNN Network showed gains in both categories and maintained a 40% lead over its closest competitor in mobile.  In addition, broke traffic records across the site, with eight out of 10 sections – US, World, Entertainment, Travel, Tech, Living, Health and Opinion, posting all-time monthly page view highs.** FULL POST

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