NewsTrack: CNN’s Mission

Screen Shot 2016-01-28 at 5.25.33 PMFor my NewsTrack site, I have CNN. The Cable News Network, as it is officially called, was founded in 1980 by prominent media proprietor Ted Turner. The company has grown throughout the years, and has become of the world’s foremost leaders in online news and information deliver.

The company became the first to broadcast 24-hour news coverage, and was the nation’s first all-news channel. CNN launched its website in August of 1995, and has attracted growing readership each decade. It is now one of the most popular news websites in the world.

CNN.com works to provide readers with the up-to-date news in all categories, ranging from world, money, politics, entertainment, and sports. Staffed 24 hours by a dedicated staff at the company’s world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, CNN.com relies heavily on a team of close to 4,000 journalists. Its mission is to make sure that readers are given the news in a fast and interactive manner.

Continuously updated throughout the day, and complete with breaking news headlines that scroll across the home page, CNN.com is a fully immersive online experience to obtain news. CNN.com takes multimedia journalism to the next level, showcasing everything from live video to streaming audio packages. There is also an option to watch CNN broadcasts live directly from the homepage.

In addition to great audio, visual, and video elements, the site also is full of great stories. The writing at CNN.com remains the top priority, and it shows in their pieces. For anyone interested in the news, this site must be a go-to.

The following articles show the sheer versatility of CNN’s site.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/27/europe/refugee-trail-postcards/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/28/entertainment/kanye-west-wiz-khalifa-memes-feat/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/28/travel/most-visited-cities-euromonitor-2016/index.html

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