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Topic: Jeff Zucker

How Donald Trump’s Win Made Pollsters, Pundits and Journos All Big Losers

Media’s epic fail and the lessons learned

On MSNBC's Morning Joe, just hours after the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, the show's co-hosts and panelists sat around a table in…

Why CNN Hired BuzzFeed's Top Political Reporters and What It Says About BuzzFeed News

'Nothing minor league' about this team

Two months ago, CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker dismissed two leading, young-skewing digital news sites, saying, "I don't think Vice and BuzzFeed are legitimate news organizations. They are native advertising shops.…

A CEO by the Age of 40

Jeff Zucker returns to his news roots

Search the term "wunderkind" and several entries about Jeff Zucker will no doubt turn up. The ink had barely dried on Zucker's Harvard bachelor's degree when he joined NBC as…

6 Months In, CNN's Great Big Story Videos Are Drawing 40 Million Views a Month

The startup is a hit with millennials

"This is not about CNN. This is not about news," said CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker. "It's about the first company that we have launched in 35 years that does…

CNN Bumps Up Original Programming

9 p.m. slot will now feature series and documentaries

In keeping with Jeff Zucker's mandate to evolve away from the traditional newscast, CNN in its  Thursday upfront presentation announced another surge in original programing. With the departure of Piers Morgan, the nightly…

CNNx Promises It's a New Way to Watch News

App lets users watch the past 24 hours on demand with bonus digital content

CNN embraced the digital component of its news service on Thursday when it announced CNNx, a new way to watch the network's programming. The app allows users to scroll through a…

Turner Taps Donna Speciale to Oversee Integrated TV, Digital Sales

Restructuring squeezes out CNN vet Greg D’Alba

On the eve of the 2014-15 upfront, Turner Broadcasting System has begun making sweeping changes in the structure of its ad sales unit, and as a result, one well-respected veteran will…

Ben Sherwood Named Top Dog at Disney/ABC Television Group

News chief to succeed Anne Sweeney in 2015

The Walt Disney Co. announced today that it has named ABC News president Ben Sherwood the successor to Anne Sweeney. Effective Feb. 1, 2015, Sherwood will assume the title of…

Piers Morgan Never Really Arrived on CNN and Now He's Leaving

Will Bill Weir replace him 'sometime in March'?

Piers Morgan's 9 p.m. show on CNN is ending, the host told the New York Times' David Carr. Morgan is one of the few remaining high-profile hires from Jonathan Klein's…

CNN Creates Yet Another Films Division

New unit will handle acquisitions, windowing

You could be forgiven for hearing that CNN has a new brand called CNN Films Presents and asking, "Don't they have one of those already?" CNN Films, the shingle launched…

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