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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
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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To: FreeAtlanta
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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To: FreeAtlanta

If it wasn’t for McDonalds, airports and doctors offices, CNN’s rating would be lower than MSNBC’s ratings.


21 posted on 05/05/2014 7:14:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Anderson Cooper 360 program is being renamed as Anderson Cooper 370, in deference to Maylasian Air 370


22 posted on 05/05/2014 7:25:15 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: FreeAtlanta

My newsroom experience taught me that anyone above Editor thinks the average reporter is a useful tool they can unleash on their ‘problems’ for financial/power gain. The average reporter on the other hand thinks they are part of the ‘elite’ because they get to go to events and rub elbows with ‘important people and carry out instructions on what to write, because they are TOLD what angle to take, unthinkingly.

Lastly, the ‘important people’ who are golf buddies with the management of the news org, think they can feed BS to the idiot reporters in the hopes of gaining some favor with the news org’s publishers and thus turn good press into profit/power.

It is “The circle of Stupid” because no one ever gets what they want and has to grovel before the other hoping to gain favor. Ultimately, when the business loses cred, the business downsizes, the reporters pack their desks with a dumbfounded look and go begging the people they once interviewed for a job, who are themselves usually in financial straits.

The looks on their faces when they realize that they are not, in fact, members of the ‘elite’ is one of my fondest memories from my time in the media.

Never once realizing they cut their own throats.


23 posted on 05/05/2014 7:33:47 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Get rid of Burnett, Crowley, and Cooper. Watch the ratings soar.


24 posted on 05/05/2014 7:53:23 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: rwoodward

Except Radio Shack probably gets more visitors than CNN


25 posted on 05/05/2014 7:54:28 PM PDT by matt04
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To: FreeAtlanta

Writing fairy tales isn’t as lucrative as it used to be.


26 posted on 05/05/2014 8:07:02 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: FreeAtlanta

CNN has become the new MSNBC...

No surprise, with the ex head of NBC Entertainment as CNN CEO now, that set up MSNBC to be what is today.


27 posted on 05/05/2014 8:12:03 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: MichaelCorleone

“Get rid of Burnett, Crowley, and Cooper.”

Of the three, the one they don’t DARE to touch is cooper.

Too many PC points, and too many links to BIG liberal money.


28 posted on 05/05/2014 8:14:09 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: txrefugee

“Maybe sponsors have finally caught on that virtually no one is watching CNN, after they’ve spent two months on the missing Malaysian plane.”

CNN showed up in Slovyansk today, and started doing live shots. How long has this already been going on for?

A CBS crew showed up in Lugansk at the same time today.

I don’t think that is a coincidence.


29 posted on 05/05/2014 8:16:01 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: FreeAtlanta
and described the reaction in the newsroom as “shell-shocked".

When nukes go off in Israel, No one will expect it.

30 posted on 05/05/2014 8:16:07 PM PDT by x_plus_one (Islam Delenda Est)
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To: FreeAtlanta

The market for liberal propaganda isn’t what it used to be now that people have a choice.


31 posted on 05/05/2014 8:23:44 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: txrefugee
Every time I have switched to CNN, they have been discussing the missing plane with those who know noting or (less often) express shock over Sterling. Not one word about the IRS scandals.
32 posted on 05/05/2014 8:24:48 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Norm Lenhart
They should do more liberal programming. Perhaps side with the admin more...

I like that - good idea. Would also like to see CNN hire more liberals and encourage them to 'attempt' to pretend they're objective. Gives 'em that nice phoney feel...

33 posted on 05/05/2014 8:46:52 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Are we finally going to get a smidgen of truth? - - Freeper Veto!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

What’s a CNN?


34 posted on 05/05/2014 8:57:33 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: FreeAtlanta
Hey CNN,

Instant ratings?? Fewer missing airplanes and Obama worship....MORE Bonnie Schneider:


35 posted on 05/05/2014 8:58:04 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: WeatherGuy

cnn laying-off people? Bwahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa!


36 posted on 05/05/2014 10:39:30 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: GOPJ

The problem CNN has is that they are far too conservative. The country is hard left. Has been since 2980 when Reagan stole the election.

If the bosses at CNN don’t realize their hard right programming is at the core of their financial woes, they need a new line of work. I mean come on. A 2 year old can figure this out. Advertizers can see the level of highly controversial programming on that network and they simply don’t want their products associated.

Why would people watch them? For the few thousand extremists, there’s Fox news. CNN can’t out fox Fox. They have to abandon that idea, fire everyone involved and go where the audience is. It worked for MSNBC. Their ratings are at an all time high since Maddow took command.

In sum, I think we can all agree that:

1: Fire anyone to the right of Bill Ayres
2: Institute litmus tests for basic news coverage using Democratic Underground for focus groups and rely wholly on their recommendations.
3: Go where the eyeballs are. Leftist programming has dominated radio and it will dominate television if some forward looking CNN exec has the guts to ever try it.

It is that simple.


37 posted on 05/05/2014 11:12:15 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Must be tough.
I mean would you hire a tarnished biased former CNN anything?
Not even to pick up dog pooh in my yard.


38 posted on 05/06/2014 3:38:25 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Norm Lenhart
In sum, I think we can all agree that:

1: Fire anyone to the right of Bill Ayres

2: Institute litmus tests for basic news coverage using Democratic Underground for focus groups and rely wholly on their recommendations.

3: Go where the eyeballs are. Leftist programming has dominated radio and it will dominate television if some forward looking CNN exec has the guts to ever try it.

It is that simple.

You're right Norm - it's that simple. If CNN would take your advice they would be back on top in no time. I fear some of their usual advisers are offering somewhat similar advice but you've said it far better than anyone. Your logic is impeccable... Norm, I see a job at CNN in your future...

39 posted on 05/06/2014 7:54:40 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Are we finally going to get a smidgen of truth? - - Freeper Veto!)
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To: SamAdams76

Sam you cut to the quick with that one...


40 posted on 05/06/2014 7:55:59 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Are we finally going to get a smidgen of truth? - - Freeper Veto!)
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To: GOPJ

The really sad part is that as absurd and ‘mirror image’ my post was compared to the real world, that I simply wrote the opposite of what any person can see clearly for themselves; that there are people making billion dollar decisions that will impact the lives of many who genuinely believe EXACTLY what I wrote.

Can there be any doubt as to why America and the world as a whole is in the state they are in? It’s really scary to think about. It’s not bad enough that some people actually think like that, but that they are in positions of power and influence. And worse, that those above them RELY on their advice. We literally would be better off with monkeys throwing darts at post-it note suggestions written by a kindergarten class.


41 posted on 05/06/2014 12:08:04 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Can there be any doubt as to why America and the world as a whole is in the state they are in? It’s really scary to think about. It’s not bad enough that some people actually think like that, but that they are in positions of power and influence. And worse, that those above them RELY on their advice. We literally would be better off with monkeys throwing darts at post-it note suggestions written by a kindergarten class.

You're right - part of the reason it's scary is it's so irrational... Thanks for sharing.

42 posted on 05/06/2014 5:02:42 PM PDT by GOPJ ( Are we finally going to get a smidgen of truth? - - Freeper Veto!)
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