January 31, 2003

Can CNN be saved?…

Jon Friedman thinks CNN would be better off if founder Ted Turner would buy it back from AOL Time Warner. Maybe.

As regular readers of Rhetorica know, I have a low opinion of TV as a medium for news. But, there are many excellent journalists who struggle every day to make it work. CNN was once a news network that encouraged that type of journalist.

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  1. Don’t laugh, but people have at times tried to say the owner didn’t matter because all control was in the hands of newspeople who relied completely on their own professional judgement.

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