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CNN Cuts, Reassigns 50 Employees Across News, Digital Divisions
THEWRAP.COM ^ | May 1, 2014 @ 4:04 pm | L.A. Ross and Sharon Waxman

Posted on 05/05/2014 6:32:51 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta

Producers have the chance to be rehired – at lower salaries

CNN cut or reduced 50 positions across multiple divisions on Thursday, changing roles and reducing positions and salaries across the board, a CNN executive told TheWrap.

“There is essentially no head count change,” a network executive wrote in an email. “Fifty positions have been impacted. Roles will [be] changed.”

CNN President Jeff Zucker met with newsroom reporters on Thursday to tell them the bad news, an insider told TheWrap. The cuts mainly affect news producers and managers, some of whom will be invited to reapply for new or “updated” positions at lower salaries.

The insider said Zucker's plan is to reduce packaged news stories to three or four per day and described the reaction in the newsroom as “shell-shocked.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cnn; darn; economy; freedom; freetodootherthings; jobloss; layoffs; mainstream; obamaeconomy; ohdarn; schadenfreude; shucks; wastestream
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Anybody sad about this? Do they even have a clue why this has happened?
1 posted on 05/05/2014 6:32:51 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta
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To: FreeAtlanta

Did they move everyone over to the entertainment division?


2 posted on 05/05/2014 6:34:55 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Janitorial engineering.


3 posted on 05/05/2014 6:36:53 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

They should do more liberal programming. Perhaps side with the admin more. you know...hope for change.


4 posted on 05/05/2014 6:36:58 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: FreeAtlanta
CNN President Jeff Zucker met with newsroom reporters on Thursday...

I'm shocked to learn that A) They still have a "newsroom" and B) They still call the employees "reporters".

5 posted on 05/05/2014 6:37:33 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Anybody sad about this? Do they even have a clue why this has happened?

I know! Maybe a smarty-pants up on high figured out that a raise in the minimum wage needs to be offset elsewhere. Gotta get the money out of the shrinking pie somehow!

6 posted on 05/05/2014 6:37:33 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: FreeAtlanta

Maybe sponsors have finally caught on that virtually no one is watching CNN, after they’ve spent two months on the missing Malaysian plane. What a ridiculous outfit CNN is!


7 posted on 05/05/2014 6:39:45 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: FreeAtlanta

The natural ending for a biased news network and they STILL don’t get it.

So long “Chicken Noodle News”. Things have been terrible for you ever since you lost your buddy, Saddam Hussein.


8 posted on 05/05/2014 6:40:00 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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reaction in the newsroom as “shell-shocked.”

Hey! No news in the newsroom! (To paraphrase "Dr. Strangelove.")

9 posted on 05/05/2014 6:43:05 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: headstamp 2

I thought they were called the “Crappy News Network”? Did I miss a name change somewhere?


10 posted on 05/05/2014 6:47:34 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: FreeAtlanta

Comrade News Network: ‘We have glorious news for you!’


11 posted on 05/05/2014 6:47:44 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: FreeAtlanta

CNN employees will soon be competing with Mexicans for the jobs Americans don’t want to do.

... which makes sense, since CNN employees aren’t really Americans.


12 posted on 05/05/2014 6:50:32 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

“Chicken Noodle News” is an oldie. It was after “The War Channel” (GW1) and before, “Clinton News Network”.


13 posted on 05/05/2014 6:51:15 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: FreeAtlanta

They can pay anybody off the street to lie at half the price.
These talking heads should have been doing their own homework instead of getting it from a White House Fax machine.


14 posted on 05/05/2014 6:53:37 PM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Did the Iraqi government give you permission to post this?


15 posted on 05/05/2014 6:54:39 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: FreeAtlanta

This is really rearranging the cubicle chairs on the CNN.
Iceberg dead ahead!!


16 posted on 05/05/2014 6:57:49 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: FreeAtlanta

CNN is like a radio shack in a lonely strip mall. Nobody goes there and you wonder how it stays in business.


17 posted on 05/05/2014 6:59:07 PM PDT by rwoodward ("god, guns and more ammo")
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To: FreeAtlanta

They need:

More lost plane stories.
More liberal political views.
Wage increases for all employees.


18 posted on 05/05/2014 7:01:25 PM PDT by Troublemaker
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To: FreeAtlanta

do you recall that Jeffy had his kids star in the creepy Obama kids “Dear Leader “ song video .

http://www.mofopolitics.com/2008/09/30/video-obama-youth-draw-comparisons-to-hitler-youth/

Is this Obama cultist is going to help CNN ?


19 posted on 05/05/2014 7:02:22 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: Gaffer

They probably think it was good while it lasted. Easy money.


20 posted on 05/05/2014 7:04:45 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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