CNN+ didn’t last long
CNN spent an estimated $300 million to start a new streaming service called CNN+. It hired some big names in journalism such as Audie Cornish and Chris Wallace. And then parent company Discovery shut it down less than a month after it launched.
Poynter’s article mentions several factors that led to the demise of CNN+, not the least of which was the departure of CNN President Jeff Zucker in early February.
Shop Talk is a weekly panel discussion about journalism issues. This week’s program featured Will Buss, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University and advises the student editors at the Western Courier, the students at student radio station The Dog, and the WIU chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists; Rajvee Subramanian, who teaches in the Department of Broadcasting and Journalism at Western Illinois University; and TSPR News Director Rich Egger.