More Zucker Analysis…

The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple takes aim at Jeff Zucker over his Guardian interview…

Zucker told the Guardian that CNN was holding Trump’s “feet to the fire” and cited a town hall event in which Anderson Cooper fired tough questions at the candidate. And he spoke of an evolving approach to doing cable news: “It used to be CNN and other television outlets were founded on this idea of a news wheel. You give us 22 minutes and we’ll give you the world. But that’s not the way people consume news and information any more. So on television we are going to go much deeper on the one, two or three stories of real significance or interest that day, and we are going to satisfy all your news needs and questions digitally.”

Bolding added to dispute a talking point: Sure, TV news may be focusing its coverage more on just a couple of stories, but that’s not to say that the treatment is “deeper.” It’s just often more repetitive.

3 Responses to “More Zucker Analysis…”

  1. “TV news may be focusing its coverage more on just a couple of stories, but that’s not to say that the treatment is “deeper.” It’s just often more repetitive.”

    ^^Couldn’t agree more.

  2. […] Zucker’s CNN where most of the news is not covered. Zucker himself recently copped to it when he said that the network now goes deep on a paltry handful of stories a day and if you want news you should […]

  3. […] about going deep on stories may be true but the reality is MSNBC is essentially doing what Zucker says CNN is […]

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