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#1 Nexties

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 09:30 PM

I invented CNN iReport

I invented CNN iReport on Cable TV, way in advance of CNN, using advanced internet computer programming of my webcam from home, across the web, to the studios of the highly rated Cable TV show: Call For Help with Leo Laporte .

This episode aired in the USA, Canada and Australia. Call For Help with Leo Laporte is a terrific educational Science Technology TV show for those CNN fans who enjoyed watching [email protected] SciTech News in the past.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Hxmf0gDfsA0



EDIT: Removed autoplay.

#2 David

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 08:39 PM

It's no longer called Call For Help... it's 'The Lab with Leo' *cough* STUPID NAME FOR A SHOW *cough*

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 11:31 AM

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This was posted last week. Since nobody else posted it, here it is.

CNN's i-Report Marks Year of User-Generated Contributions


When CNN first invited its global audience to submit their own pictures and video of the news of the day via cell phones, cameras and other devices, the first i-Reports offered included a photograph of bomb damage in Israel, a portrait of a U.S. soldier in Iraq and an image of a squirrel coping with a heat wave in the U.S. Midwest.

One year later, CNN's i-Report has garnered more than 50,000 submissions from 189 countries and territories around the world, ranging from compelling to light-hearted to tragic to amazing. CNN's citizen journalism initiative now pulls in an average of about 7,000 i-Reports each month.



#4 Richard

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Posted 13 October 2007 - 07:50 PM

I used to think iReport was a good idea, but now I'm seriously having doubts. When iReport becomes news in itself, rather than the news including bits of iReporting, something's gone seriously wrong. The thing that's really annoyed me is this new 'best of iReport' segment on weekend World News. At least it used to have Jonathan Mann giving some sensible narration, but now it's just a random collection of iReports, most of which have nothing at all to do with news (I thought CNN was a news channel???).

This is one from today:
Attached File  i-report.JPG   16.63KB   510 downloads

News??? I don't think so (they weren't even particularly impressive flames!) And please do some decent graphics! :lol: And some better music!

There's not even any narration to say what's going on. CNN, bring back Reuters NOW!

Worst of all, it means LESS RALITSA - bad idea CNN.

#5 Richard

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 01:04 PM

If there's an iReport thread somewhere else, please could a moderator move this post into it.


I heard somewhere that CNN's bought the domains 'iReport.com' and 'i-Report.com' for $750,000, so I thought I'd check them out.

Take a look at the top stories on the homepage when I looked:
- BREAKING NEWS Ketchup: Mustard wanted for questioning (I couldn't get the video to play, so don't ask me what it's about :shock: )
- My roomate has been stealing my stuff
- Thursday Lunch Report: Omelet!
- Tornado Victim Orgy Sparks Clamidia Fears

Wow. Talk about being on the frontiers of news reporting. :shock: :shock: :shock:

There were one or two newsworthy items if you looked hard, but even those were just US election things.

What a shame that this is what CNN has come to. Please, please bring back Reuters.

Check out the new site if you must: http://www.ireport.com

#6 Leeroy

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 05:55 AM

Does anyone here have an account at iReport? I was thinking of setting one up.

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 07:41 AM

From: CNN observations

Building upon the popularity of iReport in the virtual world of Second Life, CNN has relocated to its own island. This island features new in-world geographic elements and meeting spaces, including a virtual drive-in theater complete with a snack bar and vintage cars where visitors can view recent in-world iReports, pick up iReport gear to dress their avatars and check out the iReport.com/secondlife page.

CNN's mission for iReport within Second Life remains as it did upon launch in 2008: to provide Second Life residents a way to identify and share news and events happening within their virtual community through the submission of SL iReports.


Okaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.

#8 Shinta

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 01:20 AM

The thing about ireport is that it does help the news reporting process when eyewitnesses to the news are on scene and have video or photos of a breaking news story. In the past, we'd have to wait perhaps hours for news agency pictures to filter through. By having eyewitness accounts and footage, CNN has the edge.

The problem I have with ireport is when they send people out in the streets by saying go and film this or that and you get people trying to act like reporters. They are basically doing the job of what the CNN correspondents should be doing.

Again, I do not have a problem with eyewitnesses to genuine news events, but when they post these assignments for viewers to go create reports on, that crosses the line in my opinion.

#9 Nexties

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 05:06 PM

iReport.com: Biggest CNN Fan Contest

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-271339

Are you the Biggest CNN Fan ?

#10 iamcleaneveryday

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 05:19 PM

From CNN International's World Sport Twitter:

Want to be a fan reporter for CNN? We need you to represent your club (and maybe be on tv too!) Click here to apply: http://bit.ly/9vEX7]...://bit.ly/9vEX7

http://www.ireport.c...?topicId=320194

Love that citizen journalism...!

#11 Nuggle

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Posted 03 September 2009 - 11:59 AM

Sounds good, but I wouldn't be a fair and balanced reporter when it comes to my football team. :lol:

#12 Gruffny

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 08:42 AM

CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative: http://www.bizcommun...4/23/52226.html
Let's put the NEWS back into Cable NEWS Network.
less World Sport, more World Report.

#13 Leeroy

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:25 AM

The CNN iReport awards. http://cnnobservatio...ort-awards.html

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:38 AM



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Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:51 AM

CNN iReport Accepts Webby Award in New York City http://www.newsonnew...-york-city.html

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 11:08 AM

I read somewhere that Jon Klein paid $750,000 for the ireport.com website when they decided to launch CNN iReports. Does anyone know if that is true or not?

edit: I just read a post above that seems to suggest it was true. :shock: It seems like an awful lot of money CNN paid out to buy the ireport.com url.

Edited by Bubbles, 27 July 2011 - 11:11 AM.


#17 Nuggle

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 09:53 AM

CNN iReport turns 5 in August. They are having "meetups" around the world. Is anyone going to one near where they live?

#18 Bubbles

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:26 AM

I don't mind using CNN iReport for getting eyewitness accounts or videos of breaking news or major news events, but CNNI (and I assume CNNUS) were running clips of people giving their opinion on the US debt crisis. This is an abuse of CNN iReport in my opinion. Again, I think it is a great tool to collect eyewitness accounts and video/images of major news events, but please spare us the visual version of talkback radio.

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 07:08 AM

Five Years of CNN iReport CNN iReporters have been on-the-scene to capture many of the newsmaking moments from the past five years. Take a look back at a few of the key moments in our history as seen through the eyes of CNN iReporters.

http://cnn.com/video...celebration.cnn

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 05:30 AM

This is a nice story on the impact iReport can have. http://mediadecoder....fallen-soldier/



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