Lies, damned lies and the CNN Politics App

CNN Digital's head of products John Hashimoto discusses the US media giant's first, and maybe last, mobile-only experience.

By George Nott
June 21, 2017


Across its operation, CNN will always investigate how new technologies can be used to tell stories, Hashimoto explains.

(Even if it doesn’t always work out, like CNN’s short-lived, citizen journalist targetted Google Glass app iReport.)

“We are investing in VR, it's just a new form of storytelling, so that makes sense to us. We will keep our finger on where AR is going, there are some really compelling use cases for news in an AR world,” Hashimoto says.

“At times like this when news becomes more essential to peoples' lives, which it clearly is, that just underscores everything we're about, and why it's important to stay very aggressive on that front. We will continue to be on the edge of these things, as we should be. People expect us to be – we always have been.”

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