CNN Brings Back the Ticker TVNewser
CNN has brought back the ticker -- the scroll of news that appears in the bottom third of the screen -- after abandoning it a few years ago in favor of the Flipper, reports TVNewser.com.
The decision comes from new CNN chief Jeff Zucker, who has been changing the look, programming and personnel of the cable news network, the piece notes. The Flipper had been used by CNN since 2008, and at the time was described by CNN Vice President Bart Feder as making it "easier to read, understand and absorb the information.”
The Ticker returned to the channel Sunday and features white type on a blue background, the piece notes.
The report adds that on Sunday “the noon ET hour of ‘Newsroom International’ also became a co-anchored show, with Michael Holmes joining Suzanne Malveaux at the anchor desk.”