B&C’s Robert Marich talked with CNN exec Nancy Lane about the network’s domestic newsgathering expansion and the new APJs (all-platform journalists). The 10 new bureaus across the country will not only deliver content to CNN, CNN.com and Headline News but to TV stations across the country. “Our affiliates have asked us for more local items because they’ve gone hyperlocal themselves,” Lane says.
As TVNewser first reported yesterday, the expansion will include a redefinement and possible move for nine CNN staffers. At the same time, CNN will be adding supervisory staff in Los Angeles and Atlanta to monitor the APJs. Says Lane, “there is a significant cost to get this up and running.”