Why billionaire John Malone's shadow looms over CNN• Vox.com
One of the world's most powerful news outlets has a new mandate — which happens to sync with the views of one of the world's richest men.
CNN is in flux. It has a new owner, and a new boss, who promises to remake the news channel and has told employees to be prepared for "a time of change."
Most of those changes have yet to manifest. But one of the first ones — canceling its long-running Reliable Sources show and pushing out anchor Brian Stelter — has already unsettled some CNN employees and viewers.
But the bigger question floating over one of the world's largest and most important news organizations is why it's changing. Is it because the CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, its new owner, wants an overhaul? Or is it at the behest of a conservative billionaire investor in the company who sits on its board?