Online Impact of CNN-ABCNEWS Merger

Rumors continue that executives from ABC and AOL Time-Warner’s CNN are pondering a merger of their news networks. While the move would be significant to the journalism and television worlds, the move would be equally significant to the online sector, according to this report from comScore Media Metrix. “Without question, a combined CNN-ABC News online news network would make it the leader in its category – particularly in the U.S.,” the report says. “Collectively, these online news networks reached (an unduplicated) 24.7 million unique visitors in September 2002, putting the combined entity ahead of AOL News (a CNN sister company) by 5.1 million visitors.” Continue reading…