CNN DIGITAL OUTPERFORMS ALL COMPETITORS IN APRIL 2016
May 25th, 2016
09:34 AM ET

CNN DIGITAL OUTPERFORMS ALL COMPETITORS IN APRIL 2016

#1 IN VIDEO, VISITORS, VIEWS & SOCIAL

CNN once again outpaced all news and information competitors last month with more multiplatform unique visitors, views, video starts and consumption time than any other news outlet. April also marked the network’s 12th straight month as the number one source for digital news video. 

#1 IN MULTIPLATFORM UNIQUE VISITORS
CNN welcomed 93 million unique visitors in April, besting all other news outlets and maintaining its number one rank. CNN topped second place Yahoo News by 7 million visitors across platforms and third place BuzzFeed.com by 13 million.

CNN: 93 Million Unique Visitors

  • Yahoo News – 86 million uniques
  • BuzzFeed.com – 80 million uniques
  • HuffingtonPost.com – 75 million uniques
  • The New York Times – 73 million uniques
  • WashingtonPost.com – 65 million uniques

Source: comScore MultiPlatform based on CNN Brand entity — April 2016

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CNNMONEY TOPS BLOOMBERG, WALL STREET JOURNAL & CNBC FOR APRIL 2016
May 24th, 2016
09:50 AM ET

CNNMONEY TOPS BLOOMBERG, WALL STREET JOURNAL & CNBC FOR APRIL 2016

CNNMoney posted an impressive lead over some of the web’s finest business and financial news competitors for the month of April 2016. In terms of traffic, CNNMoney outperformed Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal and CNBC in multiplatform visits and unique visitors. It topped both Business Insider and Wall Street Journal in video starts and consumption time. The network ranked a solid fourth place among top business and financial properties for the month and registered double digit gains over April 2015 in most measurements.

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CNNVR TIME TRAVELS TO THE EIGHTIES
March 31st, 2016
04:50 PM ET

CNNVR TIME TRAVELS TO THE EIGHTIES

On January 28, 1986 CNN was the only national broadcast network to carry the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger on live TV. Today, CNNVR has brought that viewing experience back through virtual reality.

In partnership with TimeLooper, a location-based time travel app known for its ability to take users back to a specific point in time through virtual reality, CNN embarked on an incredibly ambitious VR reenactment shoot: rebuilding a version of the CNN studios circa 1986 to bring users back to the moment of the Challenger explosion.

Archival footage from inside the CNN studio that day and consultation with current CNN staffers who witnessed the moment as it unfolded helped reconstruct the scene. 

The CNNVR team rented vintage cameras, built a set with 20 pieces, hired 40 actors, hair & makeup, wardrobe and used CGI effects to recreate the moment. 

With an introduction from Anderson Cooper, the project takes you right back to 1986 and that tragic day in history.

The experience can be viewed on CNN’s Facebook page, CNN’s Android App and on the TimeLooper App. 

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About CNNVR

CNNVR is the network's virtual reality newsgathering and storytelling operation. CNN was the first media outlet to live stream a major news event in virtual reality with the trailblazing project of capturing and streaming CNN's Republican and Democratic Debates in the fall of 2015. Praised by critics for "flipping conventional wisdom on its head," CNNVR has produced both domestic and international stories through the technology, including a front row seat to a political rally and memorials in the cities of Brussels and Paris.

CNN Android App Now Features 360 Video Playback
March 31st, 2016
03:38 PM ET

CNN Android App Now Features 360 Video Playback

CNN announced today that its latest update to the CNN App for Android Phones includes the ability to playback 360 video from within the app – not requiring the use of another device or application.

For the first time, users will be able to see 360, virtual reality videos in the core CNN Android app, showcasing the commitment to virtual reality across CNN Digital platforms. A user can view the experience today on Android devices by watching the latest production from the CNNVR team.

The CNN App for Android Phones is available for free on Android Market.  For more information about the CNN App for Android, go to www.cnn.com/android.

Digital Studios Rolls Out 'Future of Adventure’ Series
The 'Exosuit," which allows deep-sea divers to propel through the ocean.
March 14th, 2016
10:49 AM ET

Digital Studios Rolls Out 'Future of Adventure’ Series

CNN Digital Studios has launched six new videos in their Future of Adventure series, which begin rolling out today.  The series focuses on how people are experiencing adventure in new ways because of technological innovation and ingenious designs that allow them to reach new heights in exploration. 

Today’s feature focuses on the man who created a robotic suit that allows deep-sea divers to propel through the ocean using water jets.  Other videos will focus on inventions in space travel, Earth-friendly wetsuits and airbags.   

Available now at CNN.com/adventure, the series will publish in its entirety on CNNgo in April.  Follow CNN’s best video at @CNNVideo.

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CNNMoney Exclusive Investigation: The Hunt for Maria Duval
February 25th, 2016
07:40 AM ET

CNNMoney Exclusive Investigation: The Hunt for Maria Duval

CNNMoney’s award-winning investigative journalists Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken embarked on a months-long investigation to search for the woman who is the face of one of the biggest cons in history — French psychic Maria Duval.

The scam has lasted more than 20 years and has spanned more than a dozen countries. It has allegedly claimed at least 1.4 million victims in the United States alone.

And yet authorities around the world have been unable to shut it down.

In a five-part series beginning today, Ellis and Hicken trace the evolution of the scheme, uncovering a surprising world of shell companies and businessmen, and the role of Duval herself, whose existence even investigators have questioned.

Explore the series in full at CNNMoney.com/MariaDuval, and catch Ellis and Hicken on CNN’s New Day on Thursday morning to hear more about their investigation.

Follow CNNMoney's search at #PsychicScam

 


Topics: CNN • CNN Digital • CNNMoney
CNN DIGITAL A TRIPLE THREAT: #1 VIEWS, VIDEO, SOCIAL
February 23rd, 2016
11:30 AM ET

CNN DIGITAL A TRIPLE THREAT: #1 VIEWS, VIDEO, SOCIAL

NETWORK OUTPERFORMS HUFFPOST & BUZZFEED ACROSS THE BOARD

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.

#1 IN VIEWS
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
  • Foxnews.com – 1.1 B views
  • Buzzfeed.com – 859 mm views
  • Washingtonpost.com – 735 mm views
  • MSN News – 720 mm views

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Topics: CNN Digital • Mobile • Ratings • Social Media
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO INSTITUTE OF POLITICS AND CNN ANNOUNCE PODCAST PARTNERSHIP
February 23rd, 2016
08:45 AM ET

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO INSTITUTE OF POLITICS AND CNN ANNOUNCE PODCAST PARTNERSHIP

The University of Chicago Institute of Politics and CNN today announced a new partnership of the popular, critically acclaimed podcast “The Axe Files.”

Axelrod, a senior political commentator for CNN, launched the podcast in September 2015 at the Institute of Politics, a non-partisan extracurricular organization he founded three years ago at his alma mater.

The podcast, a series of revealing conversations with key players in the political world, has featured guests such as Bernie Sanders, Mitt Romney, Nancy Pelosi, and Spike Lee. To date the podcast has been downloaded nearly 900,000 times and praised by The A.V. Club as “an intimate and engaging discussion podcast.”

“When we started this podcast, I envisioned it as a chance to provide rare insights into some of the smartest people in politics, a way to give listeners a richer sense of who these people are and what they do,” said Axelrod. “With its growing podcast network, CNN is a perfect fit for this program, especially in this fascinating election year.”

The podcast launched as part of the CNN network on Monday, Feb. 22, and can be downloaded at CNN.com/podcast, on iTunes at iTunes.com/AxeFiles and on Stitcher.

 

Listen to the first episode on CNN.com/Podcast
First on CNN: Democratic Candidates on Snapchat Discover
January 26th, 2016
05:57 PM ET

First on CNN: Democratic Candidates on Snapchat Discover

The Democratic presidential hopefuls faced plenty of questions at the CNN Iowa Democratic Candidates Town Hall, including a special one exclusively for the CNN Snapchat Discover channel:

“If elected President, what specifically are you going to do for young people?"

Now live on Snapchat Discover, you can also read each of the candidate’s answers below and on CNNPolitics.com, to be credited to CNN: 

Sec. Hillary Clinton

“I’m going to do everything I can to get more young people involved. Not only in politics but also seeing roles for them in the government. Seeing them as young entrepreneurs. Getting more small businesses that they can start. Providing more opportunities for education to make it affordable to go to college and get the student debt down. I have a whole young persons agenda and I’m really focused on this because after all, you know that’s the future and we’re supposed to be trying to do our best to make the future work for those coming after."

Gov. Martin O'Malley

“I’m going to speak to the goodness that’s within our country that I hear articulated all the time whenever I talk to young people under 30. We are moving to a much more connected, compassionate and generous place. We need to square our shoulders to the big challenges of our times like climate change and the changing nature of conflict, and realize that in this world of ours there is really one yearning – the whole world over – and that is the yearning for a job. To be able to give our kids a better future. That’s what it’s all about. That’s what we do best as Americans. And that’s what we need to do again in this generation."

Sen. Bernie Sanders

“What we’re going to do is end the absurdity of having a rigged economy and a corrupt campaign finance system. We’re going to revitalize American democracy and make our government work for all people rather than a handful of billionaires.  We’re going to make public colleges and universities tuition free, because everybody in this country should have the right to a college education regardless of the income of their families."


Topics: 2016 Election • CNN Digital
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.)

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Topics: CNN Digital • Ratings
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