July 3, 2013
CNN makes its priorities clear. 
A trial like the Zimmerman case in Florida is like a TV mini-series in which the writers and actors don’t get paid. Meanwhile, epochal world events - the kind CNN is supposed to dominate the coverage of - unfold in a little box on the lower right.
CNN has a sister channel, Headline News, which specializes in lurid or flashpoint trials, but that’s not good enough for its new president, Jeff Zucker. He wants everyone in his company to know what the priorities are: Mini-series in the center, world events off to the side.

CNN makes its priorities clear. 

A trial like the Zimmerman case in Florida is like a TV mini-series in which the writers and actors don’t get paid. Meanwhile, epochal world events - the kind CNN is supposed to dominate the coverage of - unfold in a little box on the lower right.

CNN has a sister channel, Headline News, which specializes in lurid or flashpoint trials, but that’s not good enough for its new president, Jeff Zucker. He wants everyone in his company to know what the priorities are: Mini-series in the center, world events off to the side.

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