In an ongoing push to use data analysis to stay ahead of the competition, CNN is not only monitoring trending news stories, but specifically watching what its rival is covering. A company Slack channel reportedly lists stories with a fox emoji next to any online items the conservative network covered but CNN didn’t. No other competitors were highlighted — which observers say suggests CNN is pushing to emulate Fox’s most-read content.
Will it copy Fox’s style? Don’t count on it: A CNN spokesman dismissed Fox’s online programming as “an alarming strategy I call the ‘the daily bikini.’”
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