CNN’s Business Challenges Run Deeper Than Chris Licht

From a Wall Street Journal story by Joe Flint and Isabella Simonetti headlined “CNN’s Business Challenges Run Deeper Than Chris Licht”:

The abrupt departure of CNN Chief Executive Chris Licht might boost morale inside the newsroom, but it won’t resolve the network’s bigger challenge: how to gain a stronger footing on digital platforms as the cable TV world shrinks.

Licht stepped down this month after several missteps that culminated in an embarrassing profile of him in the Atlantic. He had focused his efforts mostly on reshaping TV coverage to counter the perception that CNN had swung too far left. The idea was that there was a big market for down-the-middle news in a sea of partisan media. It didn’t work. CNN’s ratings kept sinking.