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#1 excel99

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 07:53 PM

New Business Correspondent

 

 

Zain Asher joins CNN as business correspondent, where she will appear across platforms covering the latest news on personal finance, money and the economy.

Asher comes from MONEY magazine where she covered careers and investing, primarily focusing on stocks, mutual funds, consumer tech stories and workplace advice. Prior to joining MONEY, Asher spent two years as a reporter for News 12 covering the local economy, as well as political and cultural issues in Brooklyn, The Bronx and Connecticut. She served as a contributing reporter for Forbes.com, covering business trend and consumer stories. Her articles have appeared on CNNMoney.com, The Guardian and The Oxford Reporter. Born and raised in London, Asher graduated from Oxford University in 2005. In 2006, she earned an MS from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

 

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:21 PM

An intra-corporate transfer of sorts I see...wonder why they beef up their business unit when CNNfn is long gone? (Though I must say that CNN does have the strongest business unit for a non-biz network, notwithstanding corporate cousins CNBC and FBN for MSNBC and Fox respectively)


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

If part of the answer to broadening news is more business, finance and economics, then great (so long as it's not OTT). It's 'hard'/traditional news



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:50 PM

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Posted 27 September 2014 - 11:34 AM

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Posted 25 October 2014 - 10:06 AM

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 12:39 PM

"Brisbayne"?? Who mispronounces Brisbane?
Two newsrooms in and she is still making the same mistake. Why has no producer or director corrected her?
Reminds me of how some CNN anchors pronounce Glasgow in Scotland. Some still pronounce the "gow" like "how".

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Posted 26 October 2014 - 01:12 PM

I'm not really sure how I feel about her as an anchor but then again, I'm not too crazy about any of the recently added females. Most of them are ok at reading the teleprompter but when questions need to be asked they fail.

I guess they traded Finn for all of these and of course they can't find a proper replacement.


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Posted 26 October 2014 - 04:15 PM

"Brisbayne"?? Who mispronounces Brisbane?
Two newsrooms in and she is still making the same mistake. Why has no producer or director corrected her?
Reminds me of how some CNN anchors pronounce Glasgow in Scotland. Some still pronounce the "gow" like "how".

 

What is the correct pronunciation of Glasgow?  For that matter, what's the correct pronunciation of Brisbane?  


Edited by Carolina Argentina, 26 October 2014 - 04:16 PM.


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 02:17 AM

For Glasgow, knock off the "w". Glazgo

Brisbane, knock off the "e" and say it really quickly! In Ireland, we would say Brizben or Brizbin if you're from the countryside!

I've just insulted a whole lot of people with that so I am going to shut up.

 

Then again, I'm not from Australia but I know they don't say Brisbayne!



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 03:21 AM

I think I say Glasgow correctly.  I'll have to try it again tomorrow.  Maybe I'll be clear on how I say it.  

 

Do you say use a long A or a short A for Brisbane?  


Edited by Carolina Argentina, 27 October 2014 - 03:22 AM.


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 08:30 AM

Since we're on the subject of pronunciation, I gotta say, Zain has an interesting accent. Some of her words are pronounced very American while others are not.
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Posted 29 October 2014 - 01:21 PM

CA: I think a short A. At least to my ears! Ban as is "smoking ban". Is that short?

AJJ: She has a British accent, no? She was born in London and educated at Oxford so her English is quite nice on the ear (at least for me!). She has spent a number of years in the US so that must have had an effect. All friends on mine that go to the US for two years come back with an American twang!

 

She is also fluent in Spanish and French having worked in Mexico and Lille in France so she gets a big thumbs up from me, even if she didn't pronounce Brisbane the way I like it!



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Posted 29 October 2014 - 08:00 PM

Gman,  Yes the A in ban is a short A.  You pronounce the long A the same way you pronounce the name of the letter A.  

 

So the correct way is to pronounce Brisbane is Briz-Ban, Yes?

 

 No American pronounces it that way b/c the word ends in an E and is preceded by a consonant (any consonant) and before that is a vowel (any vowel.)  With that combination, you pronounce the A as in a long A.  (like the letter is pronounced.)  

 

Other words that do this are plane, mane (hair on a horse), insane, etc.  



#18 Jordy

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 06:05 PM

I think we should stop tarnishing Zain's thread over something soo trivial.

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 06:23 PM

I think that pronouncing words correctly is not trivial.  



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Posted 30 October 2014 - 07:53 PM

regardless of spelling. .  people who live there pronounce it "Bris-bin" and those who live in Melbourne say "Mel-bin" and those who live in Canberra say "Can-bra" and those who live in Beijing say "Bay-jing" (hard j) and those whole live in New Orleans say "Nu Orlins". . . and those whole live in LA say say "Los Ang-ga-less" and those who live in Nevada say "Ne-va-da" not Ne-vah-da" . . . and so it goes.  . . .





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