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CNN iReport Takes Hit Over ‘Fraudulent’ Steve Jobs Post

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

CNN’s iReport took a hit today over an early morning post claiming Steve Jobs of Apple had a massive heart attack. Apparently the story which was up for about three hours at this citizen journalism site, negatively affected Apple stocks.
Here is the CNN response to the story: is an entirely user-generated site where the content [...]

Watch for a Surge in Video News — It’s Starting Now

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

During the past couple of months I have been knocking on PBS doors trying to convince folks with some power to see the potential of having individual video journalists produce packages just as the folks at National Public Radio do for audio. PBS could fill the national TV news void.
Then today the New York Times [...]

CNN iReport Superstar Tells All — Maybe Too Much

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

I contacted Grayson Daughters, an Atlanta area user content producer, because I wanted to learn more about her success at getting stuff placed at CNN’s  She is listed as a CNN iReport Superstar. One piece on Georgia politics got more than 10,000 views and got the CNN stamp of approval. What Daughters tells me [...]

Promo Shows Direction of CNN’s iReport

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

CNN’s iReport puts out a promotional video describing its citizens driven iReport. So if you want to participate look for something exploding or a steer licking its nose. Best part: Atlanta’s own citizen journalist Grayson Daughters gives the introduction.

TV Political News, Another Night of Utter Embarrassment

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

At 9:15 p.m. I turned off the TV, I could no longer stand to watch the left and right wing partisan folks on CNN and MSNBC scream at each other as they tried to get their political operative talking points across. What a waste of social and political capital in an election where more people [...]