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CNN cuts more than 40 senior journalists

•, Jacques Couret
 “The cutting of production and editorial staff at the Time Warner-owned group comes as Mr. Zucker tries to re-establish CNN as the dominant force in 24-hour cable news, a crown it lost several years ago to Fox News Channel,” Financial Times noted. “... The lay-offs coincide with changes to the network’s programming. Mr Zucker has hired new presenters and diversified CNN’s output, adding documentary and reality series to its traditional live news coverage.”

But the once-vaunted network just had its lowest rated week since Jeff Zucker took over, Deadline Hollywood noted.

“In total day, CNN pulled in 78,000 viewers in the key news demo, the worst it has done since the week of May 14-20, 2012 when CNN drew 74,000 viewers among the 25-54s,” Deadline Hollywood wrote. “... Looking back over the past 12 months, CNN has fallen hard since the week the former NBCUniversal exec officially took over as president of CNN Worldwide; year-over-year, CNN was down 33 percent in total day from the comparable week a year before (January 14 – 20, 2013) and down 39 percent in primetime.”

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