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New CNN boss has a message for staffers: Cool it with the ‘Breaking News’ banner

Posted on AllSides June 2nd, 2022
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New CNN chief Chris Licht has a message for his employees: not everything needs to be labeled “Breaking News.”

In recent weeks, Licht, who officially started as CNN’s CEO on May 2, has held meetings with employees to solicit feedback about when and how the network uses its “Breaking News” banner, according to people familiar with the matter who asked not to be named because the discussions were private.

Licht came to the conclusion there should be parameters around when to use the red chyron and asked TV producer Sam...

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