Sunday, September 09, 2007

CNN Announces Creation of ‘Mini’ Bureaus for Key Early Election States

CNN Pressroom - CNN strengthens its political coverage with the establishment of three campaign “mini” bureaus in key 2008 early election states—Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. This commitment of resources adds to CNN’s unparalleled access into each state’s political happenings and insights into the candidates’ relationships with voters there.

The mini bureaus, already operational, are staffed by CNN producers and will increase their resources as the primaries and caucuses approach. They will be located at three CNN Newsource affiliate stations: Hearst-Argyle Television’s KCCI-TV in Des Moines, Iowa, and WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H.; and Raycom’s WIS-TV in Columbia, S.C. All CNN material produced in these mini bureaus will be available to each of the more than 800 CNN Newsource affiliates, augmenting the comprehensive content available to them each day.

“Our daily presence through these mini bureaus offers a local perspective to a national story that you cannot get from reporting only within the Beltway or following individual campaigns,” said CNN political director Sam Feist. “Thanks to the strong relationships with all of our CNN Newsource affiliates, we are able to extend the resources of the best political team on television even further, offering the best coverage anywhere of the 2008 presidential election.”

Equipped with state-of-the-art production capabilities and high-definition cameras, the mini bureaus will be staffed full time until after each state’s election day.

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.

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