Thursday, December 04, 2008

Stupid Moves Of The Day

Actually, this came down yesterday, but I avoided posting anything on it, thinking I'd save up some comments and use it for a new article on Huffington Post.  However, I've decided to go ahead and give you a chance to think about it.  I'm talking about CNN's decision to shut down it's science, space, and technology unit, kicking long-time reporter/anchor Miles O'Brien to the curb. If it's any consolation, he's not alone. NBC is trimming bureaus over the next few days.  But, let's take a closer look at the CNN move and see if we can make it make sense.

CNN downgrades science, space, and technology

When I first heard yesterday that Miles O'Brien, CNN's chief technology and environment correspondent for years, was leaving the network, and CNN was scrapping its science, space, and technology unit, I was deeply disappointed [...]
If you need more. But, the entire industry is filled with stupid moves right now:

More on CNN’s Science/Tech cuts…

CJR Daily’s Curtis Brainard takes a dim view of CNN gutting its Science/Tech unit… Yet it is exactly “what is on the horizon” at CNN that also makes the decision to eliminate its science staff seem so illogical. On Monday, The New York Times published a long article about the network’s intention to begin competing in [...]


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