Accuracy in Media

CNN President Jeff Zucker Envisions More Series—Says Cable News Is Not a “Very Healthy” Medium

After nearly 21 months as the president of CNN Worldwide, Jeff Zucker has determined that the cable news business, which the network created more than 34 years ago, is not a “very healthy” medium. As a result, he has turned his attention to developing non-fiction series instead of news programs, in an effort to reverse the network’s […]

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CNN Ends Talks With Glenn Beck’s The Blaze

The Wall Street Journal’s Keach Hagey reported on Friday that CNN recently ended talks with Glenn Beck’s The Blaze to provide programming for its struggling sister network, HLN. According to the Journal, CNN executives held talks with representatives from The Blaze about a potential joint venture to remake HLN. These discussions came on the heels […]

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What Haz Happened to the News At HLN?

Last week, HLN announced it was going to rebrand itself, and on Wednesday the network gave a preview of what’s to come to The Hollywood Reporter. The programs will run the gamut from social media, news driven programs—Videocracy to a social satire cartoon show, I Can Haz News Toons—whatever that means—and an app— #What’sYourFomo (fear of […]

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CNN Bans Nancy Grace from “Good Morning America”

Sources have told the New York Post that CNN president Jeff Zucker is “banning all CNN and HLN personalities from appearing on Good Morning America,” effective immediately. Grace has appeared with ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams to discuss various legal cases in the news, from the disappearance of  6-year-old Isabel Celis to that of former […]

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Ted Turner Bites Back, Says HLN Isn’t “Serious News”

In a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ted Turner said he hasn’t watched CNN’s sister network HLN in years, because he wants “to see serious news.” That jab is in reference to HLN’s biggest star Nancy Grace, whose show tends to focus on sensationalistic stories like the Casey Anthony trial. These stories frequently overtake […]

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NYT’s Kristof Jabs HLN for Crime Reporting

New York Times op-ed columnist Nick Kristof wasn’t too enamored with the cable network HLN during his visit to Vietnam and tweeted his displeasure: Watching CNN HLN from Vietnam. And thinking that HLN has really gone downhill. Shld be renamed the crime channel, no? Kristof then decided to ask his followers for some ideas and […]

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Spitzer Still Sputtering

Now that the world isn’t seeking up-to-the-minute news from the Middle East and Japan, cable news ratings have returned to a familiar pattern. MSNBC has reclaimed second place in the prime time ratings race from CNN, which had briefly jumped ahead of MSNBC during all the turmoil overseas. But what’s even worse for CNN is […]

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Helen Thomas Blows Shot At Redemption

In her first national television interview since leaving her job last year former White House correspondent Helen Thomas sat down with Joy Behar and revisited her remarks on Jews and Israel. Behar called her remarks insensitive and asked Thomas if she didn’t see that as well.  Thomas replied that she didn’t think it would ring […]

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December 2014

12/5/2014 - HLN Holds All-Staff Meeting, CNN Boss Jeff Zucker Says Network “Not for Sale”

September 2014

9/24/2014 - CNN President Jeff Zucker Envisions More Series—Says Cable News Is Not a “Very Healthy” Medium

August 2014

8/26/2014 - CNN Ends Talks With Glenn Beck’s The Blaze

February 2014

2/19/2014 - What Haz Happened to the News At HLN?

July 2013

7/5/2013 - CNN Bans Nancy Grace from “Good Morning America”

February 2013

2/7/2013 - CNN’s Bad Night: HLN Beats Network in Demo From 5-9 P.M.

March 2012

3/2/2012 - Ted Turner Bites Back, Says HLN Isn’t “Serious News”

October 2011

10/29/2011 - NYT’s Kristof Jabs HLN for Crime Reporting

April 2011

4/23/2011 - Spitzer Still Sputtering

February 2011

2/17/2011 - Helen Thomas Blows Shot At Redemption