Dylan Byers • June 2, 2023
Zaz Brings in the Pain Sponge
It’s been a nightmarish 48 hours at CNN: first, Zaslav’s lieutenant Dave Leavy was brought in as C.O.O., marginalizing Chris Licht’s authority; then came that brutal Tim Alberta dissertation in The Atlantic. Hudson Yards is alight with fresh agony. But is the worst over?
Dylan Byers • May 31, 2023
The Old Men and the C-List
An elegy for media’s old guard in an age of generational change.
Dylan Byers • May 24, 2023
Bezos at Sea, The Kaitlan Experiment & Murdoch Succession Fantasies
Insights and observations on what the chattering classes are chatting about in advance of the holiday weekend.
Dylan Byers • May 19, 2023
ESPN’s Brave New World
Disney’s announcement that it will send ESPN off on its own D.T.C. journey introduces a host of provocations for the industry: namely, is this the true beginning of the end of cable, and perhaps of ESPN as we once knew it, too?
Dylan Byers • May 17, 2023
When It Rains, It Amanpours
Notes on the ongoing fallout from a cable news makeover.
Dylan Byers • May 12, 2023
Licht’s Dispassion Punch
Inside CNN, the reverberations from Wednesday’s town hall are still being profoundly felt, further testing the long-strained relationship between the network’s anchors and journalists on one side and their newly dispassionate boss on the other. As one insider put it: “It’s Chris Licht’s fucking CNN now.”