Sunday, December 21, 2008

CNN First to Kill News 'Crawl'

CNN First to Kill News 'Crawl': "After rolling it out on 9/11, 22 minutes after Fox, CNN is retiring the crawl to give its screen 'a less cluttered look,' reports the Times.

Instead there will be something even more freakish-sounding at the bottom of the screen: a 'flipper,' which will be a line of text, usually related to whatever's on the screen. The text might 'flip' over to show new information, but in a way CNN claims 'doesn't give viewers a headache.'"