CNNMoney executive editor Rich Barbieri has sent a memo to the staff saying that no one should publish any content involving Russia without coming to him first, reports BuzzFeed reporter Jon Passantino.
Passantino writes, “The email went out at 11:21 a.m. on Saturday from Rich Barbieri, the CNNMoney executive editor, saying ‘No one should publish any content involving Russia without coming to me and Jason,’ a CNN vice president.
“‘This applied to social, video, editorial, and MoneyStream. No exceptions,’ the email added. ‘I will lay out a workflow Monday.’
“The new restrictions also apply to other areas of the network — not just CNNMoney, which wasn’t involved with the article that was deleted and retracted.
“CNN didn’t immediately return a request for comment and a question about what the previous workflow was.”
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