April 14th, 2009
08:50 PM ET

Behind the Sounds

Carl's probably used to hearing voices in his head, but what you hear at the end of Wednesday's show is a real person:  our associate producer (AP), Tomeka!  It gives you an idea of some of the fun we have behind the scenes at CNN Student News.  Some of you have even commented on the other sounds you've heard, from a drum hit to crickets at the end of a Before We Go segment.  If you've got any creative ideas for us, let us know here!

Jeremy Dunn, CNN Student News Producer

Filed under: Behind the scenes
April 14th, 2009
12:15 AM ET

"CNN Student News Stadium"

Sounds like an odd name to me, and as far as I know, it's not something we're planning...

Tuesday's show discusses a controversy involving a pro sports field named after a bank that got  billions in bailout money.  But we introduced the show itself by asking, "What's in a name?"  And that's exactly what I want to talk about in today's blog.  Does it ever strike you as odd to hear professional sports arenas named for businesses?  Think about "Tropicana Field," "Izod Center," "Amway Arena" and "Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre."  Do these just sound like places to see a good game or a good show, or do they have a different, more commercial ring than places like "The Georgia Dome" or "Yankee Stadium"?

It brings up the question of whether names matter...

Carl Azuz, Anchor

Filed under: Feedback