Topic: cable news

Jeff Zucker’s Quest for the Fountain of Youth

CNN boss scrambles to scare up a younger audience

While CNN worldwide president Jeff Zucker is looking to draw a younger, more cosmopolitan audience, he acknowledges that reaching people who fit that description is a challenge in a cord-cutting…

Pew Finds Digital News Consumption Up but Revenue Dwindling

Industry less equipped to cover news, report finds

From big newspapers to local TV broadcasts, the news media continue to face severe challenges even though digital consumption is rapidly growing, according to the Pew Research Center’s 2013 State…

Filibustering Rand Paul Builds His Brand

Update: Jr. Kentucky Sen. droned about drones, started #filiblizzard campaign

Update: Paul's filibuster ended shortly after this item was posted, at 12:40, just shy of the 13-hour mark. "I've discovered that there are some limits to filibustering, and I'm going…

Soledad O'Brien Off Daily Duties at CNN

Longtime anchor headed to documentary division

It's been rumored for a while and now it's official: Soledad O'Brien is out of the mix at CNN. She'll be producing documentaries for the network, but O'Brien will no…

How CNN Sells Breaking News

The inside poop on managing TV’s most sensitive inventory

CNN took plenty of heat yesterday for its extensive coverage of Carnival’s ill-fated “Poop Cruise”—upon losing power in the Gulf of Mexico, the cruise ship Triumph transformed into a drifting…

Is an Austin-Based Startup About to Buy Current TV? (Hint: No)

Expect to read less about this

Is Current TV entertaining a tempting bid from Austin-based tech startup—a bid that would entail a move to the Texas capital and a reworking of the network's core principles? No. It's…

Decision 2012: The Good, the Bad and the Funny

While Twitter roared, the election spotlight remained on TV

In a night of indelible moments, perhaps the most arresting spectacle was that of Fox News analyst Karl Rove aggressively disagreeing with the network’s decision to call Ohio for President…

TV News Wins Four More Years

You can't hear cheering on Twitter

For all the screwups, awkward vamping, GIF-ready facial expressions and ginned-up suspense, you just can't beat live television coverage for an election. Barack Obama won a second term last night before…

CNN Picks Up Morgan Spurlock Show 'Inside Man'

Reality series joins new Anthony Bourdain show

With CNN Worldwide president Jim Walton heading out at the end of 2012, it's looking like CNN will take a decidedly non-newsy turn next year. The network has green-lit Inside…

Al Gore to Host Current TV's Convention Coverage

Network's struggle to join the conversation continues

Current TV is finally using its most obvious asset on the air. Al Gore, who co-founded the network with Joel Hyatt, will lead coverage of the 2012 Republican and Democratic…