5 Ways to Fix CNN

By Chris Ariens 

On Esquire.com NYU journalism prof and PressThink blogger Jay Rosen lists his top five ways to fix CNN:

1. Drop the chronic impartiality.


CNN is brain dead. They have worked themselves into an intellectual trap of having no particular point of view; they have convinced themselves that they can’t become right-wing like Fox or left-wing like MSNBC. As Jon Stewart demonstrated, CNN airs a dispute in which one side may be insane — the earth is flat — but the anchors fail to explain who is right. They need to cure this problem of “leaving it there,” because it’s killing them — it’s killing their brand, it’s killing trust, it’s lazy, it’s superficial, and it’s an audience loser.

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