CNN’s prime time ratings are down, observes Politico’s Michael Calderone. Some “staffers” are concerned.

[Wh]ile being “nonpartisan” is something most journalists strive for — and [CNN] staffers stressed that ratings aren’t as important as remaining committed to quality journalism — there’s also a perception of being stuck, in one’s words, in “the murky middle.”

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.