Since CNN/US began suffering a decline in viewership due to competition from Fox News Channel, CNN as a whole (including CNN International) has been accused by, among others, its own Christiane Amanpour, of catering to American jingoism at the expense of more balanced international coverage.  Former CNN Beijing and Tokyo bureau chief Rebecca MacKinnon described how the news-gathering priorities of CNN International were skewed to "produce stories and reports that would be of interest to CNN USA."  Nevertheless, Jane Arraf, a former correspondent who was with the Council on Foreign Relations and is now a correspondent for NBC News based in Baghdad; noted that when she spoke on international affairs, CNN International would usually give her more airtime than CNN/US. For its own part, CNN executive Eason Jordan has defended CNN International's "international" perspective, saying "No matter what CNN International does, as long as CNN's headquarters is in the United States people are going to say, well, it's an American service. But the reality is that it's an international service based in the United States, and we don't make any apologies about that."
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"As news organizations slash budgets and scale back bureaus, CNN is expanding -- except not in real life.
In the week of Nov. 5, the news giant is set to open a news-gathering outpost in Second Life. And unlike news service Reuters, which embedded a real reporter in the online virtual world last year, CNN will rely on Second Life "residents" to do all the legwork.
In the space, the network will create a variation of its i-Reports, the real-world vehicle through which average citizens contribute eyewitness reports. CNN will equip Second Life denizens with kits enabling them to transmit copy and photos. Visitors to Second Life will be able to get the latest news via kiosks scattered throughout the virtual community."
Do they really pay someone to come up with this stuff when they can't even staff Hong Kong half the time?
What was the old saying about the inmates running the asylum...
Posted 07 December 2007 - 12:46 AM
I personally with they would look at their policies and change em' up
Posted 07 December 2007 - 01:35 AM
Does any know if Real SuperPass UK carries International any more?
Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:20 PM
David, I think it's really stupid too. I agree with Houston that it's probably just because they fear what will happen to CNN/US. They do seem to have this thing about Canada in particular. Aljazeera and France 24 don't have a problem with their channels being seen in every country of the world, so I think it's really stupid if 'The World's News Leader' actually STOPS people getting news from it. Perhaps they signed some dodgy deals with cable operators 5 years ago or something, and this stopped them showing CNNI in Canada. :?
Posted 09 December 2007 - 09:44 AM
Nice! 8) I much prefer a CNNI 'flipper' to what CNN/US has: it's called a 'ticker' here in Britain, but I think I'm right in saying it's a 'crawl' in the US - am I right?
i think it is also called a "ticker" in the US... (take a look at the FOX News ticker, they have an E-Mail add for it)
we, here in the Philippines, call it crawl... i don't know where else.
Headline News is available in Hong Kong and Philippines...
without commercials, just lame breakfiller that shows the Stock Reports... even at weekends.
Posted 13 December 2007 - 11:42 PM
Even if I appreciate all reporters, anchors that work at CNNI, what I have seen from CNN International makes me conclude that, despite the ďIĒ for international, most of all, CNNI still is an USA channel.
When we see big time live report spending around baseball, I wonder if baseball is that big around the world to have such a relevant time report on CNNI? How many countries in the world have baseball professional teams?
While in another part of the 27 countries were signing an European treaty. But where were the news on CNNI about it? In one hour and half of YWT I havenít seen even a mention to it. Maybe itís not important for the USA, but for many other countries it was.
So Mr.Sarkozy was the first western leader to offer an official visit to Gadhafi, hey? What about the visit Gadhafi did previously to Portugal? Though here, it was the Prime Minister of Portugal who received him, and not the President. But I wonder if CNNI knows who is the President of Portugal.?
When I look at the news at CNNI website and I see this: ďPortuguese President Jose Socrates, whose country currently holds the rotating EU presidency, disputed the treaty's critics."
http://edition.cnn.c... ... index.html
Socrates is not the President of Portugal but the Prime Minister. The Portuguese President is Cavaco Silva.
I wonder how CNN wants to be a reliable news source when makes mistakes or highlights, for example, baseball as top news, etc.!!
And still fallowing CNNI logic, Socrates would have been ďthe first western leader to offer an official visit since Gadhafi falling out with the west in 1980ís", not Sarkozy.
Who ever was the first western leader to offer an official visit to Gadhafi, or the right or wrong around the visit, itís not what troubles me. It bothers me more is, that CNN makes such news mistakes, and points out some news and seems to forget others. I donít see that happening, or to be fair, I see it less, in SkyNews, or BBCNews.
When some report for more then 200 hundred countries and territories around the globe, they should be more careful and have more conscious what are the real world problems, donít you think?
Posted 15 December 2007 - 12:56 AM
Sadly, but it is true - CNN(i) makes stupid mistakes and airs some irrelevant stuff. At least CNNi doesn't show Rick Sanchez. A lot.
Posted 15 March 2008 - 03:29 AM
EDIT: Ok, they finally cut to NY, and at the top of the hour went to CNN International. Hope they stay with it.
Posted 15 March 2008 - 03:18 PM
This was kind of odd - Cal Perry by broadband from across the street.
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