In a statement released today, PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel condemned the unfounded arrest of a CNN crew covering protests in the city, calling the scene a “dystopian spectacle.”
Roger Montoya and Sal Ruiz founded Moving Arts Española in 2008 to serve youth in their local community. Now, the organization is in the running to win the $100,000 CNN Heroes of 2019 award.
Last Thursday, CNN did something a mainstream news site doesn’t often do: it published a digital art gallery. The gallery is a selection of work by 21 artists devoted to the theme of power. All of the art was commissioned by the news organization, which strikes me as a really interesting and exciting initiative for a media organization to undertake.