Saturday, August 30, 2014

Shrinking CNN

Variety notes:
According to reports, CNN president Jeff Zucker told employees in a news meeting that the network was, “going to do less and have to do it with less.” 
“We now have a sense of what Turner is expecting from CNN,” Zucker reportedly told the staff. “I am working with the senior management team at CNN to figure out what this means for us. This will result in changes and what we do and what we stop doing.”
Full disclosure: I once worked at CNN, but for all but two of my twelve years there, I chose to work as  part-time freelance in part to minimize the impact of corporate demands and corporate dependence in my personal life.

When working as a freelancer, you know any day you show up for work may be your last.

Being a full time employee often brings a sense of permanence or continuity that may not hold up in today's era of corporate whims and other realities. This is true in far more corporate settings than just the one at CNN.

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