Accuracy in Media

CNN Demotes John King to Reporter, Cancels Show

On Wednesday, less than a week after reports surfaced that CNN parent company Time Warner was considering replacing CNN Worldwide president Jim Walton because of the cable news network’s ratings struggles, came the announcement that CNN is canceling “John King USA” at the end of the month. In its place will be another hour of […]

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Time Warner Considering Replacing CNN Boss

The New York Post reported on Friday that Time Warner, the parent company of CNN, is putting together a list of potential candidates to run CNN Worldwide and hopefully reverse the steep ratings decline the network has been suffering from lately. CNN, which recently celebrated its 32nd birthday as the nation’s first cable news channel, […]

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Erin Burnett’s “Out Front” is In Back

After just seven months, Erin Burnett, who was hired away from CNBC by CNN with much hoopla, has failed to meet expectations, much less the ratings of her predecessors. Burnett’s show, Out Front, was launched in October, replacing the low-rated John King, USA. The show is a departure for Burnett who was known for her […]

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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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CNN: “Aggressively Independent”

CNN which has been suffering from an identity crisis in the increasingly partisan world of cable news is eschewing the non partisan label for what network chief Ken Jautz calls being “aggressively independent.” The network which is now playing to its strengths with its coverage of events in Egypt, Japan and Libya with a combination […]

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June 2012

6/13/2012 - CNN Demotes John King to Reporter, Cancels Show

6/10/2012 - Time Warner Considering Replacing CNN Boss

May 2012

5/10/2012 - Erin Burnett’s “Out Front” is In Back

5/2/2012 - CNN’s Ratings Plunge in April, Worst in Over a Decade

March 2012

3/16/2012 - CNN’s Jautz: “We’re the Only Network That Doesn’t Tell People Who to Vote For”

April 2011

4/23/2011 - Spitzer Still Sputtering

March 2011

3/26/2011 - CNN: “Aggressively Independent”