Many of you have written in that CNN’s new Political Ticker blog is on WordPress. We know! They’re part of our VIP program which allowed them to launch quickly and serve millions of pageviews with no problems. The team there has launched dozens of blogs on the system, including ones for Fortune.com and CNN Money and is a real pleasure to work with. To the extent blogs are going to have an impact on the 2008 election they need to be able to reach millions of people in a short period of time without problems, I hope that WordPress.com provides that platform for folks.
19 replies on “CNN on WP”
Nice. Good to see that WP is being recognized and used by such large companies.
There is virtually no limit to what can be achieved with WordPress software. I have just checked-out the CNN political blog. It merges perfectly into the regular design of their news website.
I’d be using WordPress as CMS for the portal of a radio station this week.
More grease to your elbow WordPress team.
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That’s pretty awesome. 🙂
Great to see CNN use wordpress. I wonder if and when a company such as Yahoo, Microsoft or Google is going to (try to) buy WordPress.
WordPress so flexable. We use it at jbolsen.com for cms. It is amazing software.
It’s too bad that CNN uses its blog as another way to try and marginalize Republican candidate Ron Paul. Right after the debate Ticker had a post up asking for feedback. When the response for Paul was overwhelming (and the response for supporters of other candidates near non-existent) CNN redirected the page to a post about a recent Democrat debate.
Ken, I’m sure there’s a reasonable explanation for that, I wouldn’t assume the worst.
Holy below-the-fold batman! What is that.. .like 80000px of headers/ads? 🙂
WordPress really has made amazing strides in the last few years of development. I switched over when MT changed their license terms, and from 1.5 – 2.2 WordPress has gone from a decent blogging engine to one of the most flexible CMS platforms out there.
I can’t believ CNN would behave like that?
Is this for real?
great work, good to see WP out and about on the net in that way 🙂
Nice to hear about but not a chance I’ll say nice to see because I won’t see it. CNN is *not* the news and neither are most any other mainstream so called news organizations. Nothing against their presumed bias, I don’t care about that and doubt anyone that claims to be neutral. But CNN has sucked rocks longer than Microsoft and anytime I accidently flip by their channel(s) I’m reminded why I hate them so much.
Before everyone goes conspiracy-berserk, you might want to read what CNN had to say about it themselves.
Not that a reasonable explanation ever put a stop to a good conspiracy theory, of course. 🙂
I hope CNN can remain non partisan… media should not promote or endorse any political figure or party…
Steve and Matt:
Yes, it is astonish, but CNN’s bias against Paul and other “minor” candidates is very real. The way Wolf Blitzer moderated the debate was unfair, especially when CNN claims to be a non-biased media source.*
http://www.chrisdodd.com/node/1382 | http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/?p=234
*yes, I know, the other cable news channels have problems too, but that isn’t pertinent to this discussion
“When the response for Paul was overwhelming (and the response for supporters of other candidates near non-existent) CNN redirected the page to a post about a recent Democrat debate.”
So, when a bunch of people spammed one of their pages, they didn’t like it? Fancy that…
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