CNN Freedom Project Documentary Honored with Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada Media Award
January 19th, 2017
09:40 AM ET

CNN Freedom Project Documentary Honored with Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada Media Award

Canada's Stolen Daughters, a CNN Freedom Project documentary on the sexual exploitation of children in Canada's indigenous community, has been recognized by Beyond Borders ECPAT Canada with the 2016 International Media Award.

Reported by CNN's Paula Newton and broadcast around the world on CNN International, Canada's Stolen Daughters features the activists and advocates working hard to protect the vulnerable and help victims of sexual exploitation. It was produced by Lisa Cohen, senior supervising producer for the CNN Freedom Project. FULL POST

CNN Announces Washington Correspondent Assignments
January 18th, 2017
12:16 PM ET

CNN Announces Washington Correspondent Assignments

CNN ANNOUNCES WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT ASSIGNMENTS

Washington, D.C. – Jan. 18 – Today, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker announced the following assignments for the network’s Washington, D.C. based correspondents.

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The End: Inside The Last Days of the Obama White House Premieres Jan. 18 on CNN/U.S. and CNN International
January 16th, 2017
02:36 PM ET

The End: Inside The Last Days of the Obama White House Premieres Jan. 18 on CNN/U.S. and CNN International

New CNN Film includes remarks by President Obama

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The new CNN Film, The End: Inside the Last Days of the Obama White House, will premiere in simulcast on CNN/U.S. and CNN International Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 9:00pm.  The two-hour film will encore Thursday, Jan. 19 on CNN/U.S. at 12:00am.  All three premiere telecasts will be presented with limited commercial interruption.  The End: Inside the Last Days of the Obama White House, will encore Sunday, Jan. 22 on CNN/U.S. at 8:00pm Eastern.  All times Eastern.

Filming for The End: Inside the Last Days of the Obama White House began shortly after Election Day 2016, and concluded with President Obama’s farewell address.  The film includes reflections by President Barack Obama on his work and hopes for the nation.

Leading voices in the film include Josh Earnest, White House press secretary; Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor; Cody Keenan, director of speech writing for the White House; Jen Psaki, White House communications director; Angella Reid, chief usher of the White House; and Tina Tchen, assistant to the President and chief of staff for First Lady Michelle Obama.  Each granted exclusive access to key meetings, their work, and their personal thoughts on their final days inside the White House.  The rare interviews capture the nostalgia of the people who have worked closest to the Obamas during their White House tenure.

“This unique epilogue for the Obama Administration captures the President’s views and his staff’s views about what their lives in public service have meant to them as they prepare to leave the White House,” said Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent and content development.  “This film will serve as a key public record of an historic presidency, as the Obama Administration transitions executive power to the incoming Trump Administration,” Entelis said.

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‘HISTORY MADE: THE LEGACY OF MICHELLE OBAMA’ TO AIR JANUARY 13TH AT 9PMET
January 12th, 2017
03:01 PM ET

‘HISTORY MADE: THE LEGACY OF MICHELLE OBAMA’ TO AIR JANUARY 13TH AT 9PMET

In a one-hour special airing Friday, January 13th at 9pm ET, CNN’s Randi Kaye looks back at Michelle Obama’s journey from the Southside of Chicago to the White House. The program explores the First Lady’s life from meeting the man who would eventually become the first African American President and finding her own voice in the White House, to raising her daughters and trying maintain normalcy while residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. How did Michelle Obama evolve? What is her legacy? And what does she have to say about the suggestion that she run for President?

Randi Kaye, along with David Axelrod, Senior Advisor to President Obama, Van Jones, White House special advisor, Cokie Roberts, author, Kati Martin, journalist/author Michaela Angela Davis,  cultural critic/writer, Jodi Kantor, New York Times reporter and Robin Givhan, Washington Post, fashion critic, explore these questions and more, with key moments of the First Lady from the last eight years.


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Statement from CNN
January 11th, 2017
12:59 PM ET

Statement from CNN

CNN’s decision to publish carefully sourced reporting about the operations of our government is vastly different than Buzzfeed’s decision to publish unsubstantiated memos.  The Trump team knows this.  They are using Buzzfeed’s decision to deflect from CNN’s reporting, which has been matched by the other major news organizations.  We are fully confident in our reporting.  It represents the core of what the First Amendment protects, informing the people of the inner workings of their government; in this case, briefing materials prepared for President Obama and President-elect Trump last week.  We made it clear that we were not publishing any of the details of the 35-page document because we have not corroborated the report’s allegations.  Given that members of the Trump transition team have so vocally criticized our reporting, we encourage them to identify, specifically, what they believe to be inaccurate.


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Capgemini teams up with CNN to promote its worldwide competition InnovatorsRace50 for early stage startups
January 10th, 2017
11:18 AM ET

Capgemini teams up with CNN to promote its worldwide competition InnovatorsRace50 for early stage startups

Capgemini is marking its 50th anniversary with a new branded content campaign on CNN that celebrates the spirit of innovative entrepreneurship and the company’s global competition for early stage startups: InnovatorsRace50.

A global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, Capgemini turned to CNN as an international media partner to bring InnovatorsRace50 to life amongst the network’s huge global audience on digital and TV. This follows a successful partnership in 2016 for Capgemini’s Innovators Race, where a branded content campaign established the competition amongst CNN audiences.

Entrants have until February 28th to take part in Capgemini’s contest via http://www.innovatorsrace50.com and will compete across five categories: Govtech and Social Enterprises, Fintech and Mobility, Consumers and Well-Being, Digital Processes and Transformation, Data and Security. Five winning startups will then earn the chance to each secure business backing of $50,000 equity free funding, extensive networking opportunities, participation in international tech events, access to industry experts and the possibility of becoming a Capgemini partner.

At the heart of the international multiplatform campaign on CNN starting today (10 January) is Capgemini’s exclusive sponsorship of CNN editorial content ‘Unicorns’. A digital content hub on CNNMoney which will be CNN’s home for multi-media content about start-ups and entrepreneurs, including a series of videos featuring successful startup founders. Alongside the editorial content will be a number of bespoke branded content Capgemini videos produced by CNN International Commercial’s award-winning brand content studio Create. Capgemini’s campaign and branded content will be targeted to reach key audiences using CNN AIM (Audience Insight Measurement).

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HLN LAUNCHES NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED WITH HILL HARPER” ON JANUARY 27
January 9th, 2017
05:15 PM ET

HLN LAUNCHES NEW ORIGINAL SERIES “HOW IT REALLY HAPPENED WITH HILL HARPER” ON JANUARY 27

Harper (‘CSI: NY’) Hosts 12-Episode Series that Revisits and Reveals New Answers to Biggest Crimes, Mysteries, Trials, and Celebrity Tragedies of Our Time

Episodes Include Menendez Brothers Murder Trial, JFK Jr. Plane Crash, and DC Madam Sex Scandal, Among Others

First New Series for HLN Developed by CNN Original Series Team

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CNN DIGITAL TOPS EVERY COMPETITOR FOR 2016
January 6th, 2017
11:06 AM ET

CNN DIGITAL TOPS EVERY COMPETITOR FOR 2016

#1 IN TOTAL TRAFFIC, VIDEO, MOBILE, POLITICS & SOCIAL

 

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Ramon Escobar Named Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for CNN Worldwide
January 4th, 2017
09:02 AM ET

Ramon Escobar Named Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for CNN Worldwide

Ramon Escobar has been named Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for CNN Worldwide. Included in his role will be chairing CNN’s Diversity Council, as well as offering strategic guidance on issues of diversity to the CNN management team. The announcement was made by CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker, to whom Escobar will report on all matters of diversity and inclusion.

“CNN reaches a more diverse audience than any of our cable news competitors, and that’s something we are very proud of,” said Zucker. “Ramon has been a big part of our success in this area, as a key participant in identifying talent in front of and behind the camera. Diversity is about more than race – it’s also about gender, sexual orientation, ideology, age, geography, and much more. He understands the complex issues we face when it comes to diversity and inclusion, and I am really pleased to be partnering with him in his new role.” FULL POST

CNN TO HOST TOWN HALL WITH SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS
January 4th, 2017
07:14 AM ET

CNN TO HOST TOWN HALL WITH SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS

PRIMETIME EVENT WILL BE MODERATED BY CNN ANCHOR CHRIS CUOMO ON MONDAY, JAN. 9 AT 9 P.M. ET

Washington, D.C — Jan. 4, 2017 — CNN anchor Chris Cuomo will moderate a primetime Town Hall with former Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, on Monday, Jan. 9 at 9 p.m. ET live from George Washington University.

As President-elect Trump’s Inauguration approaches, Cuomo will lead a timely discussion with Sanders and audience members focusing on the major issues facing the nation as well as Democratic strategy for the incoming administration.

The one-hour event will air on CNN, CNN International and will be live-steamed online and across mobile via CNNgo and CNN SiriusXM channel 116.


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