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January 29, 2015

CNN pokes fun at MSNBC slogan in ad

CNN has taken out a full page add in the New York Times touting the wins its morning show “New Day” has racked up against MSNBC‘s “Morning Joe” and managed to turn the NBC owned network’s own slogan against it. The ad screams “Sorry, Joe. While you were leaning forward, we were moving ahead!” and […]

January 29, 2015

Bloomberg redesigns main website

Bloomberg has launched a redesigned site that uses a mix of bright colors, unique layouts and typography tricks to create an interesting news reading experience. The site also changes the main name to Bloomberg Business. As we reported in October, Bloomberg added a politics section to its site with a unique look and feel that is […]

January 29, 2015

CNN interviews Rand Paul with Snapchat

CNN has conducted what it called a “historic” interview with Sen. Rand Paul via self-destructing messaging app Snapchat. Snapchat is a popular app that allows users to send photos and videos to friends that can then only be viewed for up to 10 seconds before they are deleted. The app, which has become notorious for […]

January 27, 2015

Weather Channel has typo-licious storm coverage

The Weather Channel was in full blizzard mode Monday covering “Juno” (a name taken from the network’s own winter storm naming system), and managed to air a few entertaining on air typos. Twitter users, of course, took notice, first calling out the network for misspelling “Rhode Island” by dropping the “h” from the name in […]

January 27, 2015

CNN rolls out the ‘Blizzardmobile’

Apparently “Vehicle Driving Around on Snowy Roads to Show Everyone What They Look Like Because No One Has Ever Seen That Before-Mobile” just doesn’t have a nice ring to it like “Blizzardmobile.” That’s the name CNN gave the vehicle from which it was feeding live video and reports from Don Lemon, who, in all the excitement, managed to forget his […]

January 26, 2015

CNN map takes over ‘New Day’ floor

CNN‘s Nor’easter coverage this morning included placing forecaster Chad Myers on a virtual map “projected” on the “New Day” set floor. After Myers gave his regular forecast update at the set’s freestanding monitor, he walked off frame and the control room cut to a wide view of the studio floor, which had a large map […]

January 23, 2015

CNN.com shrinks header nav bar

After just under a month on its new design, CNN.com has tweaked the header to take up a bit less screen real estate. The new navigation bar condenses the weather, search box, main navigation and subnavigation bars to be just a bit shorter. The red CNN logo box, however, remains approximately the same size and […]

January 22, 2015

‘Deflategate’ press conference background features ironic hashtag

During a press conference today addressing the so-called “Deflategate” controversy, New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick appeared in front of reporters with a rather ironic hashtag on the step and repeat-style background behind him. The backdrop featured the Gillette logo with the hashtag “#Flexball” beneath it. The Patriots play their home games in the Gillette Stadium and […]

January 22, 2015

CNN creates ‘Money Center’ on ‘New Day’ set

CNN‘s morning offering “New Day” is using an existing area of its set as the “CNN Money Center.” The area, which is also used as a one-on-one interview area, is now equipped with a glass-topped pod. The “windows” on the three walls behind are now used to display financial data, branded graphics and topical graphics […]

January 21, 2015

State of the Union graphics combine old, new

Tuesday’s State of the Union address coverage saw a mix of repeat and new looks for the major broadcast and cable networks. For comparison purposes, be sure to check out our 2014 coverage of the State of the Union. NBC News used a new graphics package that includes a circular logo tinted with blue and red […]