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September 29, 2014

CNN guest shows up in same outfit as host

On Sunday’s “Reliable Sources,” CNN host Brian Stelter invited sportscaster Jim Miller to discuss the ESPN Bill Simmons suspension — and Simmons showed up wearing the same outfit at Stelter. “Reliable Sources” recently got an updated set and graphics package. H/T Gawker

September 25, 2014

CNN split-screens two anchors who appear to be right next to each other

One sharp eyed viewer noticed CNN using a split screen setup during an interview anchor Wolf Blitzer conducted with correspondent Christiane Amanpour even though the two appeared to be located very close to each other. Sam Colt, a reporter for Business Insider, noted that, during its coverage of President Obama’s U.N. speech, tweeted a photo of […]

September 22, 2014

‘Reliable Sources’ gets new look

CNN‘s weekly media show “Reliable Sources,” hosted by former TVNewser and New York Times writer Brian Stelter got a new look starting with this weekend’s show. With this edition, the show has been relocated to the former “Communications Center” in New York City. The show’s new look relies heavily graphics being feed to video walls and flat […]

September 19, 2014

CNN confuses Cardinals logos on map

In its ongoing coverage of NFL domestic violence coverage, CNN showed viewers a fullscreen map depicting the locations of the teams that have ongoing cases against players. The latest team, the Arizona Cardinals, “deactivated” player Jonathan Dwyer after accusations against him surfaced. In the map, CNN showed the states of each team along with a team […]

September 17, 2014

NH1 launches statewide news effort

NH1 News launched this week, bringing an independent television news source to New Hampshire. Owned the Carlisle Media Group, NH1 has 35 staff members in place and plans to cover the entire state through a multimedia effort. NH1’s website is slated for launch next week. “We want to be relevant, we want to be independent,” […]

September 15, 2014

Fox News graphics contradict each other on U.S. strikes against ISIS

In what might be a lesson that perhaps it isn’t necessary to clutter screens with text, Fox News was caught contradicting itself when it aired a lower third proclaiming the U.S. has taken “no action” against terror group ISIS — while, on the same screen, a sidebar bullet point claims the U.S. has conducted at […]

September 8, 2014

CNNI changes over to new graphical look

Last week, CNN International rolled out the new CNN graphics package. The only major difference between CNN and CNNI is the coloring of the CNN logo. CNNI uses a white logo on red, while CNN uses a red logo on white.

August 26, 2014

Sky News updates Melbourne bureau

Sky News recently upgraded its Melbourne bureau, moving the set from a closet to a room with a view. Located in Foxtel’s Melbourne HQ, the new newsroom and set use bright backlit elements and large windows to create a modern home. The new location also includes an outdoor balcony that can be used for live […]

August 11, 2014

CNN launches flat graphics package

CNN updated its standard graphics package today, debuting a flat look with large typography. The new design is a change in direction for CNN, ditching the space allocated to plugging the show’s name and logo. Now, a small box shows the anchor’s Twitter handle and show name. The new design is very flat, with a […]

August 7, 2014

CNN confuses Niger, Nigeria in map

During a segment on the Ebola outbreak in Africa, CNN mixed up the countries of Niger and Nigeria on an on-screen map. Gimba Kakanda, who, according to this Twitter bio, is a poet and writer based in Nigeria, tweeted a screenshot of CNN’s map noting that Nigeria is actually farther south (and on the coast) […]