Their research showed that users rarely went beyond the homepage, so there is a lot of content on there.
Also they are putting a lot more emphasis on video content, including a partnership with one of my favourite sites TED talks
One worry.... will it go subscription?CNN.com, one of the top 25 websites in the US, just announced a radical redesign of its service at a press event in New York City. The new CNN.com homepage will be split up into three parts. On the left, CNN will now highlight breaking news stories, the middle section will feature older stories and a 'highlights' section, and the right sidebar will be customizable with personalized weather and sports scores. Right beneath the fold, the new CNN will feature a list of 'editor's choice' stories - similar to the NYTimes's 'Inside NYTimes.com' section. The new site will go live next Monday.