“CNN Changed Us”

By Brian 

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Broadcasting & Cable offers a tip of the hat to CNN on its 25th anniversary:

 The 24-hour news cycle has been a double-edged sword. Never have viewers had more access to more news in something approaching real time. But the pressure to fill that bottomless pit leaves journalists less time to digest information and give it context and more opportunity for overkill.

In that sense, CNN changed us. Faced with a flood of information, it is now the viewers’ responsibility to select and prioritize the importance of “news.”

Viewers today make that choice from an increasing array of sources that differ not only in quality but in point of view and breadth of coverage. But CNN was first and continues to offer a distinct voice that has been as important on the world stage as it has been revolutionary.

Here’s the rest of the editorial…