Middle East Conflict: CNN Combines “Visceral ” & Intelligent Analysis

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By Brian 

amanpourjuly31.jpgCNN is trying to explore the larger geopolitical questions raised by the current Middle East conflict, president Jonathan Klein tells the St. Petersburg Times. He says:

“Viewers have short attention spans. They tend to tire of a story and they tend to feel they know the story backward and forward, unless a news organization can provide a layered sense of what is behind the story. You could cover this as a series of rockets fired between one side and another … (but) we’re trying to combine visceral coverage with analysis from intelligent people and academia.”