For those who are unfamiliar with the concept of a hitchhiker’s guide, or who do not understand sarcasm, the primary purpose of this website is humor or parody. While the information here can and should be informative, it should also be taken with a rather large grain of salt.

    Should you find anything in this guide that you disagree with or in fact know to be false, please do remember the golden rule first laid out in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, “The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.”

Cable News Network Archives - The Hitchhiker's Guide to Journalism


The chyron is also known as the “lower third,” as in the lower third of a television screen during a news broadcast. Legend has it that some self-proclaimed genius executive at a cable news network decided viewers wouldn’t mind losing this screen real-estate and that it would be better used for trite headlines. The original… read more »


CNN pioneered the genre of cable news, hence their quite simplistic name, Cable News Network. Prior to the rise of CNN, television viewers were subjected to a mere 30 minutes to one hours worth of nightly news in the evenings. This simply wouldn’t do. Why would audiences want to consume a news digest program when… read more »