CNN Boss Mark Thompson to Staff: Network Is “Nowhere Near Ready for the Future”

From a Wall Street Journal story by Isabella Simonetti headlined “CNN Boss Mark Thompson to Staff: Network Is ‘Nowhere Near Ready for the Future'”:

CNN Chief Executive Mark Thompson told staff that the network needs to step up its digital game, saying conventional TV “can no longer define us,” and said its journalists shouldn’t be distracted by debates about balance or false equivalency.

Speaking to employees in a video message, his first official day at CNN, Thompson said he would draw on his earlier experience as CEO of the New York Times to modernize the network.