CNN Politics Surges to Number 1 in March 2015
April 15th, 2015
02:57 PM ET

CNN Politics Surges to Number 1 in March 2015

CNN Politics Outranks all Digital Politics Competitors in Multiplatform Traffic and Video Starts

March 2015 marked the official start of the 2016 presidential election cycle, and cemented CNN Politics as the No. 1 digital destination for breaking news, enterprise analysis and unbiased reporting in the Politics category.  CNN Politics outperformed all competitors in multiplatform unique visitors and views.  With 22 million starts in March, CNN Politics also climbed to No. 1  in video rank for the first time ever.

Over the past 6 months CNN Politics has built up an unrivaled team, drawing top political talent away from more than 15 competing news organizations with a goal of creating the first truly cross-platform political operation in American journalism.  The result is evident through huge gains in digital traffic.  In the month of March 2015:

CNN Politics: #1 Multiplatform Uniques (Desktop + Mobile)

CNN Politics scored more multiplatform unique visitors than any competitor in the Politics category, earning 14% more uniques than second place Vox.com and a whopping 69% more than sixth place MSNBC.

CNN Politics: 14mm unique visitors 

  • Vox.com – 12mm unique visitors (14%)
  • Fox News Politics – 11mm unique visitors (21%)
  • HuffPost Politics – 11mm unique visitors   (26%)
  • POLITICO – 9mm unique visitors (50%)
  • MSNBC – 8mm unique visitors  (69%)

Source: comscore Media Metrix Multiplatform, March 2015

CNN Politics: #1 in Multiplatform Views

CNN Politics was No. 1 in multiplatform views with 90 million for the month, 39% higher than HuffPost Politics and nearly double MSNBC.

CNN Politics: 90mm page views

  • HuffPost Politics – 65mm page views (39%)
  • Newsmax.com sites – 55mm page views (64%)
  • Fox News Politics – 55mm page views (65%)
  • POLITICO – 49mm page views (83%)
  • MSNBC – 47mm page views (94%)

Source: comscore Media Metrix Multiplatform, March 2015

CNN Politics: #1 in Video Starts

For the first time on record, CNN Politics recorded more video starts than any other competitor, surpassing second place Young Turks Network by 29%.

CNN Politics: 22mm video starts

  • Young Turks Network – 17mm video starts (29%)
  • HuffPost Politics – 3mm video starts (708%)
  • Voice of America – 3mm video starts (719%)
  • Townhall.com – 2mm video starts (925%)
  • TheHill.com – 2mm video starts (1167%)

 Source: comscore Video Metrix, March 2015

 

 

March 11th, 2015
12:23 PM ET

CNN Films and CNN Digital Studios team to launch short docs series beginning today with 'The 414s'

At the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, CNN announced a new series of short films representing a collaboration between CNN Films and CNN Digital Studios.  These original short films directed by established and rising filmmakers will premiere exclusively across CNN’s digital platforms.  The first series of films begins today, March 11, with the 12-minute film, THE 414s: The Original Teenage Hackers, which may be viewed now via www.CNN.com, CNN’s mobile properties (including CNNgo) and CNN’s social footprint.  No authentication is required to view the film.

Whether called “snooping,” “raiding,” or “hacking” – what began as surreptitious activity for fun, eventually grew more deliberate when, in 1983, Milwaukee teenagers Neal Patrick, Gerald Wondra, and Timothy Winslow began experimenting with computer networking using a relatively new technology: personal computers.  The boys called themselves “the 414s,” an homage to the telephone area code associated with their hometown. FULL POST

CNN Politics Digital Debuts ‘Being Moody’
March 11th, 2015
08:30 AM ET

CNN Politics Digital Debuts ‘Being Moody’

CNN’s Chris Moody (@moody) is bringing his distinctive, offbeat coverage to viewers with the launch of the new CNN Politics Digital video series Being Moody.  

Each digital episode will get lawmakers and candidates to show a more casual side of themselves, while also highlighting the absurd, wacky and whimsical corners of political life in the 2016 campaign and the halls of Congress.

In the debut episode, Moody goes home to Palm Beach, FL and sheds a light on the behind-the-scenes fundraising and courting taking place months before candidates even declare their campaigns.

From lame ducks to chocolate bars, you’re not going to want to miss a single episode of Moody’s series, produced in partnership by CNN Politics Digital and CNN Digital Studios.

Follow @CNNPolitics and @moody on Twitter for more and visit cnn.com/beingmoody.

Being Moody Episode One

CNN is on Apple Watch
CNN is on the Apple Watch
March 9th, 2015
02:36 PM ET

CNN is on Apple Watch

We’re on your TV, MacBook, iPad and phone.  Now Apple enthusiasts rejoice - you can get CNN right on your wrist!

CNN is excited to be one of the apps users can experience when Apple Watch hits the streets on April 24.  Users will get up-to-the-minute breaking news across 12 personalized categories – from Top Stories and Health to Entertainment and Politics.

“The CNN app on Apple Watch is our most personal product to date, and a true game changer,” said CNN Chief Product Officer Alex Wellen.  “It enables us to deliver news and critical notifications in an intuitive, intimate, and wholly innovative way.  We’re thrilled to work with Apple to pioneer this experience in the news space."

Apple Watch offers users an innovative way to engage with CNN content. Tap to open a story. Then choose to save it or continue reading on your phone. You can even launch live CNN TV on your phone, right from your watch.

More to come…


Topics: CNN Digital • Mobile
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."

FULL POST


Topics: CNN Digital • Social Media
CNNMoney Presents: Sex, Drugs & Silicon Valley
January 26th, 2015
08:30 AM ET

CNNMoney Presents: Sex, Drugs & Silicon Valley

Monogamy is overrated. Illegal drugs can make you smarter. And sex – it can be hacked.

The current wave of tech innovation and disruption is changing the way the world works. The next wave could change the way the world thinks.

CNNMoney’s technology correspondent Laurie Segall examines how Silicon Valley’s innovators’ are moving on from gadgets and targeting your personal life in the new CNN digital series – Sex, Drugs & Silicon Valley.

The latest CNN Digital production debuts across CNNMoney’s platforms on January 26, with all five episodes premiering at once. Smart drugs. Psychedelics. Swingers. Polyamory. Burning Man. You don’t want to miss it.

Watch the series at CNNMoney.com/SexDrugs, join Segall for a Reddit AMA at 12pm ET, Monday January 26 where she’ll take questions and follow the conversation using #SexDrugsSV.

FULL POST


Topics: CNN Digital • CNNMoney • Laurie Segall
Hambycast Goes Live for the State of the Union
January 19th, 2015
11:10 AM ET

Hambycast Goes Live for the State of the Union

President Obama's sixth State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 20 will launch Season Two of Peter Hamby’s Hambycast. Streaming live on CNN.com beginning at 8:30 p.m. Hamby and special guests, Emily’s List Communications Director Jess McIntosh, America Rising's Executive Director Tim Miller, and American Bridge 21st Century's President Rodell Mollineau, will offer commentary throughout the speech, their own brand of off-the-cuff analysis, and decipher the stand-up/sit-down politics of the evening.

Keep an eye out for additional guests and CNN correspondents who will join the conversation by calling in to the Hambycast Hotline, and join in on Twitter by using the #Hambycast hashtag.


Topics: CNN • CNN Digital • CNN Politics • Digital Studios • Hambycast • Peter Hamby
CNN App Makes Google’s Best Apps of 2014 List
December 2nd, 2014
02:49 PM ET

CNN App Makes Google’s Best Apps of 2014 List

Standing out among more than 700,000 available mobile apps for Android users, CNN was named to Google Play's Best Apps of 2014 List. Out of the 75 apps featured in 2014, CNN was one of just a few news applications recommended to users.

CNN's trusted mobile apps are available for download across devices, including:

Explore CNN's mobile platforms and customize your news viewing experience on CNNgo.


Topics: CNN Digital • CNN Tech • Digital • Mobile
The CNN Guns Project: A Special Report
December 1st, 2014
03:37 PM ET

The CNN Guns Project: A Special Report

The objective was simple: Examine America’s relationship to guns - the lives they save, the lives they take, and the lives they define.

We’d seen the statistics. More than 32,000 people were killed by gunfire in 2011, the most recent year for which statistics are available. And, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 70,000 suffered nonfatal injuries from guns.

Our goal was to report every shooting that happened in that 24-hour period. We tried to track the shootings in real time, calling police stations, using social media and tapping into CNN resources across the country. In the days and weeks that followed, we dug deeper into the incidents, which left at least 35 people dead and 74 injured. We followed up on every shooting, and we profile six incidents that were representative.

After hundreds of calls, we are certain about one thing - we did not capture every gun incident. Despite our best efforts, our methodology is incomplete. There’s no national database of each shot fired. Not every shooting is reported to police.

Still, the story of everyday gun violence in the United States is largely untold.

Explore the full interactive feature.


Topics: CNN Digital • Interactive
CNNMoney Exclusive: America's part-time economy
November 21st, 2014
11:06 AM ET

CNNMoney Exclusive: America's part-time economy

CNNMoney examined previously unpublished data from the Labor Department, and determined that the West Coast isn't a dreamy place for many workers. Millions of Americans are languishing there in part-time jobs with no other options.

Get to know 4 of America's 7 million part-time workers unable to find full-time jobs.

Read the full analysis:

CNNMoney Exclusive: America's part-time economy

Topics: CNN Digital • CNNMoney
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