The Hill: CNN faces new questions about post-Jeff Zucker future
EKA partner Eric Rose provided analysis to this TheHill.com piece focused on the future of CNN in the post-Zucker era:
Some observers say WarnerMedia’s decision to push Zucker out could be part of a larger effort to rebrand the company as less tolerant of transgressions and improper behavior, even for high-profile figures, ahead of its impending merger with media conglomerate Discovery.
“The new owner John Malone has signaled a new hardened news focus, so removing Zucker makes the makeover that was planned for CNN easier with him out of the mix,” said Eric Rose, a crisis communications expert based in Los Angeles. “There might be internal strife at CNN and it might be a pivotal moment … but at the same time they’re signaling their new way of doing business.”