January 22, 2013 |
CNN celebrated a ratings victory among cable news networks for coverage of Monday's inaugural festivities. More than 3 million people tuned to CNN when President Obama took the oath of office and delivered his address to the nation. An additional 2.3 million watched on MSNBC, and 1.3 million caught the occasion on Fox News Channel, which is typically the cable news front-runner. CNN was also the ratings Cinderella at the inaugural balls, which occurred in prime time. From 8 to 11 p.m., CNN attracted about 3.6 million viewers,...
March 12, 2012 |
CNN will reportedly buy social media blog Mashable for more than $200 million, according to Reuters blogger Felix Salmon . Salmon said that a source told him that CNN will announce the deal on Tuesday. We are checking with Mashable for confirmation but are unable to confirm anything at the moment. If true, it would be the latest marriage of old and new media in a changing landscape of internet news. The deal price is a big one, considering that Mashable was founded by Pete Cashmore from his home in Aberdeen,...
April 18, 2008 |
BEIJING, April 17 -- Ratcheting up a campaign against what it calls Western media bias, China demanded a "sincere apology" from CNN for comments made by an on-air personality who called the Chinese "goons and thugs" last week. CNN had offered an apology Tuesday, but the Chinese rejected it as inadequate. CNN's Beijing bureau chief was summoned to a meeting at the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Wednesday night, and on Thursday a ministry spokeswoman said the global news network needed to do more to...
February 5, 2008 |
The polls were closed and the results were flooding in from the Florida presidential primaries last week when CNN host Anderson Cooper turned to correspondent John King for an analysis of the voting. It was time, in other words, for CNN to crank up the Magic Wall. Standing in front of an oversize monitor, King began poking, touching and waving at the screen like an over-caffeinated traffic cop. Each movement set in motion a series of zooming maps and flying pie charts, which King was then able to position around the screen...
October 21, 2009 |
John thinks he's a major media figure on the Internet , but we all know that he's just a dude that likes to review sex toys. Good thing CNN didn't know that when they showed up at his front door with a camera and a list of Windows 7 questions. His spot starts at 1:38, BTW.Video after the jump.
April 15, 2009 |
A couple days ago, actor Ashton Kutcher stated his goal to beat CNN to be the first Twitter user with a million followers. He promised to punk CNN founder Ted Turner if the Internet made it happen. Yesterday, CNN anchor Larry King fired back at Kutcher saying that one man couldn't take down a whole network. Kutcher was still trailing CNN by tens of thousands of followers, so he upped the ante by offering his one millionth follower the popular game Guitar Hero. A pretty weak offering for a movie star.