Where is CNN going wrong? Is it the medium? Is it the format? Is it the bias?
I’m inclined to believe it’s the business model and the medium more than anything. CNN treats a niche interest (politics, world and national news, and large scale trends) as a mainstream endeavor, when in fact it’s niche need. Only slightly larger numbers of people are interested in watching CNN’s raw news feeds than are interested in reading straight news off the AP or Reuters websites – that is to say, about 300k.
That’s a niche network. The sooner CNN realizes that, the sooner they can adjust their business model accordingly.