‘CNN Student News’ Returns for Another School Year

By Merrill Knox 

CNN is marking the beginning of the back-to-school season today with the return of “CNN Student News,” a daily newscast for students streamed on CNNStudentNews.com.

The 10-minute newscast is a daily summary of top stories aimed at middle school, high school and college students, anchored by CNN’s Carl Azuz (pictured). In addition to the streaming version, it is also available for download on CNN.com or on iTunes, and it airs on weekdays at 4 a.m. on HLN. The show — which has been around for 22 years — will feature upcoming segments on the anniversary of 9/11, as well as a special on bullying.

Read the full release from CNN, after the jump.

CNN Student News Is Back in Session

Kick off the New School Year with Free Downloadable Shows and Learning Tools


For 22 years, CNN Student News has provided a cost-free and commercial-free news program for middle, high school and college students around the world, along with free teacher materials. On Monday, August 15th, CNN Student News returns for the new school year, continuing a long tradition of quality news programming for the classroom.

The new series of the award-winning program airs each weekday during the school year. CNN Student News provides educators, parents and students with a 10-minute news program anchored by Carl Azuz. The newscast is streamed on www.CNNStudentNews.com, and it is available as a free downloadable video podcast on www.cnn.com and on iTunes, in addition to airing on HLN Monday through Friday at 4:00a.m. ET. “CNN Student News delivers the most important and inspiring news of the day to middle and high school students around the world,” said Donna Krache, executive producer of CNN Student News. “I’m honored that CNN’s commitment to education continues to be so valued by educators and parents everywhere.”

As CNN Student News launches this new school year, look for a new segments that engage students and challenge them to think about their world. Students can continue to interact and give their views on the CNN Student News blog “From A to Z with Carl Azuz” http://cnnstudentnews.blogs.cnn.com and on Facebook. CNN Student News anchor Carl Azuz has over 66,000 fans on the “Official CNN Student News-Carl Azuz” fan page http://www.facebook.com/CNNStudentNews. Viewers can also follow CNN Student News on Twitter @CNNStudentNews. Last year, CNN Student News invited viewers to send video introductions and Shoutout dedications for the show.  Students and teachers submitted hundreds of videos via iReport, and many saw themselves and their schools on air.  Viewers can send Shoutout dedications and show open videos to http://ireport.cnn.com/studentnews .

During the remainder of 2011, CNN Student News will air special programming segments focusing on the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, Stop Bullying Speak Up, and special observances, including Hispanic Heritage Month. In addition, CNN Student News offers teacher materials to accompany CNN documentaries including Latino in America 2, which will air in September, as well as CNN Heroes in December.

CNN Student News is a daily digest of the top news stories of the day, presented in a classroom-friendly, engaging format. Over the past two decades the show has focused on a wide variety of news and feature stories. From the economy to natural disasters and bullying, CNN Student News has covered it all and in a way that explains current events for students.

About CNN Student News

CNN Student News, CNN’s cost-and-commercial-free educational program for middle and high schools uses the vast resources of CNN Worldwide to create news and information content specifically for the classroom.CNN Student News airs on HLN, Monday- Friday throughout the school year at 4a.m. (ET). The show is available for on-demand viewing on the web at www.CNNStudentNews.com and as a video podcast on CNN.com and iTunes.