From the drop-down in the the upper left choose Editorial / Syndication...

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 NOTE: You need a CNN account to create this Channel. You will need to contact CNN News Source directly to set up an account.

 Accessing Application Settings

To open Application Settings, click on the Gear icon in the upper-right corner of the Admin.


 In Channels, click New on the toolbar. This opens Create Channel.


Select the radio button for CNN, then click Continue.


Provide a Channel Name, and your CNN UsernamePassword, and VAN (Video Affiliate Network) identification code. From the dropdown, choose whether you want to set up your CNN Video Affiliate Network feed or your CNN Wire feed.

NOTE: If you have both, you will have to set up a separate channel for each. 

Click Save once you have filled in those fields.

Create CNN

CNN Channel video assets are pulled in as HTML assets. 

Category Mapping

Your publication is always able to assign or re-assign assets from any syndication source to the section(s) of your choice.  To map categories for a channel, click once on the channel to highlight it, then click Category Map from the top of the Channels sub-panel.  The Category map for that channel appears.

To assign a section to unmapped categories or uncategorized assets, simply click on the line to select it, then click Edit

This opens the Select Sections window.

Assets from AP can retain their section assignments when they are imported to your site. However, if you want to change those assignments, you can create a different Category Map by selecting Add.

This brings up the Add Category Map Rules window. Select the section(s) that you want, then click Add Rules.

You also have the option to Import/Export a Category Map (Export creates the .JSON file and downloads it into your Downloads folder and Import allows you to upload a .JSON file).

Once you've made your selections, click Save and they will appear on your Category Map screen.

 The next step is to select the CNN Channel in Search Terms on the left.

CNN search

The Results section will populate automatically with results coming in on the CNN Channel. These are not full content assets. You get a Thumb View image of the actual Asset. To Add an Asset, double-click on it and then click on Add To Site button or the dropdown Arrow to the right and click Add as Link instead if you choose. Or highlight it and click on the Add To Site button in the toolbar.