‘I Would Like To See CNN Evolve Back To’ Doing News, ‘Actually Have Journalists’: Incoming Top Shareholder

‘I Would Like To See CNN Evolve Back To’ Doing News, ‘Actually Have Journalists’: Incoming Top Shareholder


CNN should “evolve back” to covering news and “actually having journalists” on the payroll, which would be “new and refreshing,” according to the leading force in the company poised to buy out the ratings-deprived Cable News Network.

Liberty Media Chairman John Malone said “good journalism could have a role” in any company he controls, implying that would require major changes at the nation’s first 24-hour news network.

AT&T announced in May that it would spin off WarnerMedia and merge it with Discovery as a new company. The move would combine HBO Max and Discovery Plus, as well as the Food Network, CNN, TNT, TBS, ID, and HGTV. Malone, Discovery’s largest shareholder, would have a definitive role in the company that emerges after the pending merger.

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