Chris Licht is out after leading CNN for just a year. Licht arrived last May as previous head Jeff Zucker was pushed out. As CEO, Licht presided over (among other things) the demise of CNN's documentary unit, the firings of Brian Stelter and Don Lemon, and a widely panned New Hampshire town hall with former President Donald Trump, which embodied Licht's determination to treat Trump like any other candidate.
Now, CNN is looking for a new leader, and possibly a new strategy. So what should the network itself learn from the Licht era? And what lessons might there be for the rest of the media? Adam Reilly discusses with Dan Lothian, a former CNN White House correspondent who's now executive producer of the GBH-produced radio show The World, and Susie Banikarim, an editor at large at The Meteor.
What's the right identity for CNN to embrace moving forward? Send us an email with your thoughts at TalkingPolitics@wgbh.org, or share them via the Talking Politics page.
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