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Pope Francis says he opposes making recreational drugs legal

By Michael Pearson, CNN (CNN) - Are you stoned? That's the message Pope Francis seemed to be sending lawmakers Friday, saying the growing worldwide trend toward legalizing recreational drugs is a very, very bad idea. "Drug addiction is an evil, and with evil there can be no yielding or compromise," he told participants at the […]

Hey, Isn’t That…

4 weeks agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Hey isn't that former TVNewser editor now host of CNN's "Reliable Sources" Brian Stelter and former FishbowlDC editor turned publicist for CNN Worldwide Matt Dornic at yesterday's closing bell of the New York Stock Exchange? It is! Stelter...Show More Summary

Obama makes a Starbucks run

Washington (CNN) - The afternoon coffee run – it's a must for office workers worldwide, including, apparently, President Barack Obama. At around 2:30 p.m. ET on Monday, the commander-in-chief – with little warning to his aides, security detail or the press that follow him everywhere – burst the White House bubble and walked a block […]

CNN President Jeff Zucker Tells Staff He Is “Proud” to Work at CNN

CNN Worldwide President Issued  a memo to the staff at CNN telling them how “proud” he was to work at the network. From: Jeff Zucker, CNN Worldwide Sent: Friday, May 30, 2014 12:39 PM To: All CNN Staff (TBS); HLN Staff (TBS) Subject: This is CNN May 30, 2014 I wanted to take a moment […]

Jeff Zucker: CNN Won’t be ‘Shamed’ Into Benghazi Coverage

Capital New York reports CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker won't allow CNN to be "shamed" into covering special committee hearings on the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. in Benghazi, Libya. "We're not going to be shamed into it by...Show More Summary

CNN Ad Sales EVP on Selling Traditional Newscasts vs. Original Series

CNN Worldwide EVP of ad sales Katrina Cukaj talks to Capital New York about the differences between selling traditional newscasts and original series, which the network continues to add to its lineup: There are so many incredible headlines...Show More Summary

Al Sharpton vs The Teleprompter: The Eternal Struggle

2 months agoSports : Awful Announcing

The current state of American cable news is just depressing.  Partisan politics, bickering, making a mockery of “breaking news” and so much more.  CNN has lost their dignity and turned a name that was once a worldwide leader in news into a punchline for late night comedians.  Fox News thinks scary, scary diversity is out […]

Zucker Explains 9 P.M. Shift: Talk Show ‘Genre Is No Longer Viable’

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker talked up the network at CNN's upfronts Thursday, after the announcement about CNN's new plans for content in the 9 and 10 P.M. slots. Zucker said that the talk show format CNN had with Larry King and Piers Morgan just isn't interesting anymore.

CNN Chief Jeff Zucker: The Interview Show Is Not a Viable Genre

"There are just too many outlets with not enough big gets for a pure talk show to thrive any longer," said the CNN Worldwide president in introducing a slate of original series and films for the 9 p.m. slot previously occupied by Larry King and Piers Morgan. read more

CNN Chief Jeff Zucker Touts March Digital Stats

In anticipation of March cable news Nielsen numbers, which will show CNN much improved March-to-March, but finishing second to FNC in key TV-viewing metrics, CNN Worldwide chief Jeff Zucker sent a memo to staff announcing the news operation’s...Show More Summary

CNN Hits New Digital Heights in March

When March cable news ratings come out tomorrow, CNN will show a vast improvement over last March, likely finishing second to Fox News Channel in several measures. This morning, CNN Worldwide chief Jeff Zucker is taking an early victory...Show More Summary

Here’s the Difference Between Ben Sherwood and Jeff Zucker

As Ben Sherwood prepares to take on his new role at Disney, Fortune examines whether the ABC News president “is the next Jeff Zucker.” Sherwood and Zucker, the president of CNN Worldwide, have followed a similar career path since they...Show More Summary

Phil Kent’s Turner Exit Interview: Jeff Zucker ‘Rebuilding’ CNN Fan Base

In an exit interview with Jack Myers, outgoing Turner Broadcasting Chairman Phil Kent credits current CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker with rebuilding the network, which Kent once ran, from 2000-2001. “Jeff brings an expanded vision of the network and it’s still the early stages,” Kent says. Show More Summary

CNN To Test Michael Smerconish, As Well As Jake Tapper, Bill Weir And Don Lemon In Timeslot Of Piers Morgan, Whose Last Day Is March 28

EXCLUSIVE: Piers Morgan’s last day hosting Piers Morgan Live will be March 28, after which CNN Worldwide chief Jeff Zucker is going to try out Michael Smerconish, as well as Jake Tapper, Bill Weir, and Don Lemon in the time slot forShow More Summary

Wolf Blitzer Honored With National Press Foundation Award

Wolf Blitzer was awarded with the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism earlier this week from the National Press Foundation. “He’s kind of like Cher…people just call him Wolf,” CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker said in a special montage made by CNN for Blitzer. Show More Summary

Jeff Zucker on CNN’s Evolution and His ‘Exhilarating’ Experience Leading the Way

“I think a new lineup will evolve over time,” CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker tells TVNewser about the cabler’s much-talked-about primetime schedule. “I don’t think we’re going to have a singular day when we’re going to announceShow More Summary

Flipboard Acquires Social Magazine Zite From CNN

4 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

Flipbooard today announced that it is acquiring social reading mobile magazine Zite from CNN. In addition, Flipboard has entered into a strategic partnership with CNN and that all of CNN's worldwide coverage will be paginated and delivered...Show More Summary

Flipboard Is Buying Zite From CNN For $60M, Putting All Of CNN Worldwide On Flipboard

4 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

This just in: Flipboard is buying Zite from CNN, which acquired the site three years ago. As part of the deal, it will integrate CNN content on to Flipboard, covering over 300 feeds. The move is a sign of ongoing consolidation in the space and comes in the wake of Facebook launching a Flipboard competitor called Paper. Show More Summary

Legal Show Co-Hosted by Mark Garagos and Sunny Hostin Gets Tryout on CNN

The half-hour show will bow March 10 at 10:30 p.m. and marks a continuation of CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker's on-air experimentation. read more

Arsenal fan Piers Morgan Trolls Robin van Persie after Man United win at Crystal Palace

Arsenal fan Piers Morgan may not always be the best representative of Gooners worldwide but the CNN Talk Show host remains steadfastly against Robin van Persie. Following RVP’s departure from Arsenal to Manchester United, Morgan has made it his business to regularly Troll the Dutchman on Twitter and he came up trumps on Saturday. Van [...]

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