EMPIRE STATE BUILDING TEAMS WITH CNN, INSTAGRAM AND CA TECHNOLOGIES FOR AN UNPRECEDENTED ELECTION NIGHT ACTIVATION
Credit: Vincent Laforet for CNN
November 8th, 2016
08:34 PM ET

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING TEAMS WITH CNN, INSTAGRAM AND CA TECHNOLOGIES FOR AN UNPRECEDENTED ELECTION NIGHT ACTIVATION

2016 ELECTION RESULTS, PHOTOGRAPHY AND MOVING IMAGES PROJECTED ONTO SOUTH FAÇADE OF NYC’S ICONIC TOWER

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.

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Press Contacts:
Matt Dornic, Matt.Dornic@turner.com
Emily Kuhn, Emily.Kuhn@turner.com

CNN TO LIVE STREAM ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE
November 7th, 2016
11:47 AM ET

CNN TO LIVE STREAM ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE

CNN’s Election Night in America coverage will be streamed live in its entirety to CNN.com’s homepage and across mobile devices via CNN's apps for iOS and Android, from 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. ET starting Election Day, November 8, 2016.

The unrestricted live stream will add to CNN Digital’s unique election experiences across every digital platform and property as reporters and analysts from the nation’s top team in politics outline the road to 270. Real-time results and exit polls for Presidential, Senate, House, and Gubernatorial races, as well as ballot measures on the state, district and county level, will be published to the CNN Election Center at CNN.com/Results.

CNN to Deliver 24-Hour, Cross-Platform Coverage for Election Night in America 2016
November 3rd, 2016
01:05 PM ET

CNN to Deliver 24-Hour, Cross-Platform Coverage for Election Night in America 2016

CNN TO DELIVER 24-HOUR, CROSS-PLATFORM COVERAGE FOR ELECTION NIGHT IN AMERICA 2016

ANCHORS WOLF BLITZER, JAKE TAPPER, DANA BASH AND ANDERSON COOPER TO HOST SPECIAL COVERAGE FROM CNN ELECTION CENTER IN WASHINGTON

CNN TO LIVE STREAM ELECTION NIGHT COVERAGE

 

NOV. 3, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) – On Election Day, CNN will provide viewers with 24-hours of comprehensive coverage and up-to-the-minute election results from this historic presidential race and key state races across the country. The network’s team of anchors, correspondents, analysts, reporters and commentators will be live beginning at midnight on Election Day and reporting from across the country ramping up with CNN’s special Election Night in America coverage at 4 p.m. ET.

The network will offer viewers unprecedented access to the latest happenings and first reactions from across the country with more than 25 correspondents, analysts and reporters live from voting sites in key swing states, viewing parties, and respective campaign headquarters.

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SEPTEMBER MARKS 19TH STRAIGHT MONTH AT #1 FOR CNN POLITICS
October 27th, 2016
09:59 AM ET

SEPTEMBER MARKS 19TH STRAIGHT MONTH AT #1 FOR CNN POLITICS

Entering the homestretch of the wildest election in history, CNN Politics maintained its position as the nation’s top source for political news and information. In September 2016 CNN Politics swept all competitors in multiplatform unique visitors, multiplatform views, video starts and time spent by users.

#1 Multiplatform Unique Visitors

CNN Politics attracted an audience of 34 million unique visitors across platforms in September 2016 — an increase of 33% over the prior year.

34 mm: CNN Politics

28 mm: HuffPost Politics

20 mm: Politico.com

17 mm: Fox News Politics

14 mm: The Hill

11 mm: MSNBC TV

Source: comScore Multi-Platform Media Metrix, September 2016. Based on News/Information – Politics Category.

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CNN To Live Stream The Vice Presidential Debate on CNN.com
October 3rd, 2016
11:01 AM ET

CNN To Live Stream The Vice Presidential Debate on CNN.com

CNN will live stream the vice presidential debate on CNN.com’s homepage, across mobile devices and via apps on iOS and Android, starting at 8:00pm ET. The live stream will add to CNN Politics' live coverage and analysis including updates from CNN’s Reality Check team.

CNN Politics: #1 For 18 Months
September 30th, 2016
09:04 AM ET

CNN Politics: #1 For 18 Months

August marked CNN Politics's 18th month as the number one digital source for political news and information.  CNN Politics swept all competitors in multiplatform unique visitors, mobile unique visitors, multiplatform views, video starts and time spent.

In August, CNN Politics saw: 

#1 Multiplatform Unique Visitors

Nearly doubling the audience of every other competitor, CNN Politics attracted an audience of 40 million unique visitors across platforms in August 2016 — an increase of 87% over the prior year.

40 mm: CNN Politics

  • 22 mm: HuffPost Politics
  • 18 mm: Politico.com
  • 15 mm: Fox News Politics
  • 12 mm: The Hill
  • 11 mm: MSNBC TV

Source: comScore Multi-Platform Media Metrix, August 2016. Based on News/Information – Politics Category.

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CNN To Release Unprecedented: The Election That Changed Everything
September 28th, 2016
07:34 AM ET

CNN To Release Unprecedented: The Election That Changed Everything

Featuring a foreword from CNN’s Jake Tapper and an introduction by historian Douglas Brinkley, the first-ever book from CNN Politics will document two Americas—their battle, their beliefs, their fears and their hopes for the future. Packed with exclusive, stunning photography and new, revelatory reporting from the front lines, Unprecedented will detail the most exciting election of all time in the way that only CNN can.

Produced and published by Melcher Media, Unprecedented is scheduled for release on December 6, 2016, only weeks after the election is called for a new president. Full of drama and derision, the 2016 election is playing out against a high-stakes backdrop of war, terrorism, economic anxiety and the sudden death of an influential Supreme Court justice. Any outcome will be unprecedented, whether voters elect Hillary Clinton the first woman president, or Donald Trump, the blustery billionaire who breaks all the rules. CNN’s account will let you hold history in your hands.

Authored by top CNN Politics writer Thomas Lake and edited by award-winning veteran political reporter Jodi Enda, Unprecedented: The Election That Changed Everything will divulge behind-the-scenes secrets and stories from the campaign trail and shed light on how the ultimate victor triumphed. The book will be filled with revealing accounts, beautiful photojournalism from award-winning photographers and insightful infographics.

Pre-order Unprecedented now at www.cnn.com/book.

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About Melcher Media
Melcher Media is an award-winning producer of books and digital media. Known for its high-quality content creation and innovative design, Melcher Media has produced more than 130 print titles, including 25 New York Times bestsellers, in addition to apps, eBooks, websites, videos, and events. Since its founding in 1995, Melcher Media has built a reputation as a world leader in helping companies, institutions, and authors tell their stories.

CNN Politics Expands Podcast Portfolio With Launch of "Party People" and "The Daily DC"
September 20th, 2016
10:50 AM ET

CNN Politics Expands Podcast Portfolio With Launch of "Party People" and "The Daily DC"

Building on the success of CNN and The University of Chicago’s critically acclaimed podcast "The Axe Files,” CNN Politics announced today the debut of two new podcasts for politics enthusiasts. 

CNN's Party People is looking for the soul of conservatism in America. The weekly podcast provides a new offering from Republicans Kevin Madden and Mary Katharine Ham, who represent different wings of the party. Each episode will delve into the future of the GOP with guests from across the political spectrum including lawmakers, thinkers, pollsters, party elders, activists, and many more. 

CNN's The Daily DC exploits one of CNN's greatest assets – the political mind of CNN Political Director David Chalian. Chalian's morning read-ins are an important part of CNN's daily political coverage, and now you can learn from them. Chalian is the best political director in the business and every day listeners can tune in to hear what you need to know from the campaign trail and the world of politics. 

You can catch The Daily DC every weekday and Party People weekly at CNN.com/podcast, as well as iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio or your favorite podcast app.

These new original podcasts add to the audio podcasts available from CNN that includes popular TV shows AC360, Fareed Zakaria GPS, State of the Union, Reliable Sources and others, also available at CNN.com/podcast

September 20th, 2016
09:05 AM ET

CNN Launches #MyVote Nationwide Tour to Election Day

In partnership with Instagram, Facebook and CA Technologies, CNN embarked today on a nationwide tour of key swing states, presidential debate locations and destinations around the country on the #MyVote camper and projection tour.

Making its debut stop steps from the White House in front of the Newseum in Washington, D.C., the #MyVote camper displayed the first in a series of campaign trail photos taken by the Instagram community via an immersive, one-of-a-kind virtual projection experience. These images will be exhibited at the Newseum, each debate stop and more locations to be announced as the tour unfolds.

CNN correspondents Chris Moody and Vanessa Yurkevich will travel with the #MyVote camper, report from the ground and talk to citizens to capture the faces and voices of the people. 

At tour stops, members of the community are invited to enter the #MyVote camper and take a photo with either a red, blue or purple background color. They can then share that photo on Instagram, using the #MyVote hashtag. The #MyVote camper will serve as CNN’s Facebook Live HQ and the social media hub on the road-tour and at each presidential debate location stop in New York, Missouri, Virginia and Nevada. 

#MyVote integrations can also be found on the CNN Politics app, available for download in the iOS app store.

The one-of-a-kind immersive projection experiences are produced by Obscura Digital and built with CA Technologies, the technology sponsor of the 2016 America’s Choice Election on CNN.

CNN GRILL COMING TO CLEVELAND & PHILLY
July 11th, 2016
03:03 PM ET

CNN GRILL COMING TO CLEVELAND & PHILLY

Network to Transform Harry Buffalo (RNC) and Victory Beer Hall (DNC)

Into Event & Broadcast Hubs

It’s back and better than ever!  For four nights only the CNN Grill will open its doors in Cleveland, OH and Philadelphia, PA for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.  In cooperation with an all-star lineup of vendors and partners, CNN will offer select convention-goers access to the most tricked out hospitality venues and live broadcast studios in each city.  The ultimate convention destination, the CNN Grill is where lawmakers, celebrities, reporters and politicos meet to make news and make merry. 

This year, the CNN Grill has chosen STARR Catering Group to create custom menus for both cities, giving guests a truly unique and unparalleled experience. The CNN Grill will also give visitors a special taste of Cleveland and Philadelphia and shine a spotlight on several top-notch local businesses by incorporating their products into the Grill’s menu.

The CNN Grill at the Republican National Convention

Situated just steps from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, the CNN Grill will be located at the site of Harry Buffalo.  With the help of experiential marketing & PR agency CIVIC, CNN completely reimagined the restaurant – a two-story warehouse space located on East 4th Street. The Grill will serve as home base for the network with a newsroom and live broadcasts daily, a fully operational restaurant and multiple bars. The Grill will play host to a variety of special events throughout the day and will open to invited guests nightly at 5pm from Monday, July 18th – Thursday, July 21st.  

To highlight local businesses on the Grill’s menu in Cleveland, STARR has tapped a variety of hometown favorites:

  • Pierogies of Cleveland, a family-operated business that first opened in 2009 that offers handmade pierogies from locally-sourced ingredients, will provide pierogis for the CNN Grill lunch and dinner menus. 
  • Mitchell’s Ice Cream, founded in 1999 by Mike and Pete Mitchell – brothers and long-time Cleveland natives will supply ice cream for the CNN Grill ice cream bar.
  • Humble Pie Baking Company, started by Diane Sikorski from her home in 2008 and known for its small-batch jams, jellies and preserves, will be featured on the Grill’s breakfast menu.
  • Rising Star Coffee Roaster’s philosophy about coffee is simple: “Buy dang good coffee and pay the farmer and the producer enough money to live and maybe even enjoy life. That’s it.”  Their coffee will be featured throughout the day at the CNN Grill in Cleveland.  

The CNN Grill at the Democratic National Convention

A prime location in Philadelphia, the CNN Grill will take up residence at Victory Beer Hall at XFINITY Live!.  CNN worked with CIVIC to transform the sprawling space into an unrivaled convention venue for food, fun, festivities, and of course – a broadcast studio for live daily programming. The site boasts soaring ceilings, several bars and a 2,000 square-foot patio complete with a fire pit and a unique panoramic view of the Philadelphia skyline. A variety of private events will be hosted throughout the day and the Grill will open to invited guests daily at 5pm from Monday July 25th — Thursday July 28th.

To introduce visitors to some local flavor, STARR Catering Group has identified several businesses whose products will be featured on the CNN Grill menu:

  • Federal Donuts first opened in 2011, but has since expanded to five locations. Vanilla spice donuts from this iconic Philadelphia business will be featured on the CNN Grill’s breakfast menu in Philadelphia.
  • Little Baby’s Ice Cream began serving delicious ice cream to the people of Philadelphia from their first tricycle cart (dubbed “Flavor Blaster One”) in the summer of 2012. They will be the featured supplier for the CNN Grill’s ice cream cart in Philly. 
  • La Colombe was founded by Todd Carmichael and JP Iberti in Philadelphia on a simple but profound premise: America Deserves Better Coffee. Their coffee will be featured on the CNN Grill’s menu throughout the day in Philadelphia. 

The CNN Grill first opened its doors across from Madison Square Garden in New York City as the ‘CNN Diner’ in 2004 and has since welcomed convention goers in St. Paul, MN and Denver, CO in 2008 and Charlotte, NC and Tampa, FL in 2012. CNN has also taken the Grill to the SXSW festival in Austin, TX.

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