CNN Digital rolled out its app for the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch. The app enables users to receive breaking news alerts and view up to ten news headlines at a time on their device. Using Bluetooth technology, the alerts on the watch connect to the Android phone, where users can learn additional information about the headlines and notifications. The watch is currently supported by Samsung devices, including Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4, Note 2, and Note 3 via the CNN App for Android Phones.
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 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 CNN.com’s Home Page and on the CNN mobile apps for all users.
Guests include Obama biographer David Maraniss, former speechwriter Jon Favreau, Bush adviser Karen Hughes, and Nobel winner Paul Krugman
CNN anchors Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper and Jake Tapper will lead the network’s live, comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama’s fifth State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Jan. 28, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Guests joining the network’s special coverage will include Obama biographer and journalist David Maraniss, former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau, former George W. Bush adviser Karen Hughes, and Nobel Prize winner and The New York Times op-ed columnist Paul Krugman.
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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, CNN.com 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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What do you get when you combine three dozen journalists, 8.7 miles of runway, 2,500 takeoffs and landings and 24 consecutive hours in Atlanta’s international airport? A CNN longform project called ATL24.
On August 28, CNN set out on a journey with the airport as their destination. From 12:01 a.m. to midnight, CNN staff witnessed moments of hope, love and loss as well as the layered interactions between man and machine. The resulting multi-media experience draws on the highlights of airports: a diverse slice of society, technology both miraculous and maddening and curiosities hidden in the mundane.
With 58,000 workers strong, Atlanta’s airport is somewhat of a city within a city. Yet the quarter of a million passengers who pass through that airport on any given day rarely see what really makes the airport hum or cross paths with the people who complete the circuit between traveler and flight. Until now. Segments of ATL24 will also appear on CNN TV and on the Airport Network leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday.
Network Tops Closest Mobile Competitor by 47%, Maintains Lead in Desktop
With 70 million unique visitors and 1.8 billion page views in October, the CNN Digital Network maintained in desktop traffic its lead over HPMG News and NBC News Digital for the month. CNN Digital’s mobile platforms posted in September the network’s biggest month in history, attracting more than 32 million users and further solidifying CNN’s position as the No. 1 mobile news source for 67 consecutive months. Key highlights reflecting the most current data available below:
CNN Digital claimed three EPPY Awards today from Editor & Publisher. The EPPY™ Awards honor the best media-affiliated websites across 31 diverse categories. Now in its 18th year, this international contest has broadened its scope to keep up with the ever-changing Internet industry.
CNN won for:
Best Business/Finance Website: CNNMoney.com
Best Entertainment Blog: The Marquee Blog
Best Crowd Sourcing/Citizen Journalism site: The 3rd Annual iReport Awards
Click here for a full list of EPPY finalists.
What does extreme income inequality do to the fabric of society - and how can it be reversed? ‘Change The List’ series creator, CNN Opinion writer John Sutter, travels to the most unequal place in America: East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, to explore the answers to this question. In a vote this year, America's rich-poor gap was the most important issue for CNN to cover chosen by Change the List readers.
The United States – which prides itself on a vibrant middle class – increasingly is becoming a two-tier society, one where some people get extraordinarily rich and others struggle in poverty or near-poverty. East Carroll Parish, Louisiana, is the county with the highest level of income inequality in America – a larger rich-poor gap than Manhattan. The top 5% makes more than $600,000 per year, and the bottom fifth earns only $6,800, and about 40% are living in poverty. The documentary (story by John Sutter with video by Edythe McNamee) profiles East Carroll Parish and its largest town, Lake Providence, where a lake literally and figuratively divides the rich from the poor. The video focuses primarily on mother and prison guard, Delores Gilmore, who lives on the south side of Lake Providence. The documentary asks residents questions including what are the odds that a person could move from one side of the lake to the other? And what has income inequality done to dream of a better future?
CNN Tech continued its yearlong look at innovation in tech and related fields by publishing The CNN 10: Thinkers, honoring 10 visionaries whose ideas are shaping our future. These creative minds have shoved conventional wisdom aside and are changing the world with their insights and innovations in 3-D printing, online education, big data and other areas.
For more information about the individual lists and/or the series in general, follow @cnntech on Twitter or use the hashtag #cnnthinkers. The Thinkers project was developed and compiled by senior producer Brandon Griggs and writer/producers Doug Gross and Heather Kelly. It is also available on desktop and mobile at CNN.com/thinkers and in the Tech section of the CNN mobile apps for iPhone and iPad.
The Thinkers list comes on the heels of The CNN 10: Startups, which recognized 10 young companies that are shaking up the tech industry. In November, CNN Tech will publish The CNN 10: Gadgets, a list of game-changing gadgets to watch. The series culminates in December with The CNN 10: Ideas, celebrating 2013’s boldest and most impactful thinking across tech, science and related fields.
Bernadette Tuazon is joining CNN Digital as a senior photo editor. Starting today, she will be responsible for overseeing the CNN Photos blog, editorial assignments and will be part of the creative team exploring new ways of storytelling through still imagery. She comes to CNN from the Associated Press, where she worked for 24 years.
Through the years, Tuazon has held various positions and covered events all over the world. As a photo editor, state photo editor, international photo editor, and senior photo editor, she has chronicled the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, and Athens, and the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Nagano, and Salt Lake City. She has edited photography from the Academy Awards, political conventions, presidential elections and inaugurations, World Series, Super Bowls, U.S. Open tennis in the U.S., as well as a number of Papal visits, G-8 and APEC summits.
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