Thursday, April 08, 2010
iReport roundtable: Thursdays @ 3 p.m. ET

Please join us here in the blog for our weekly roundtable talk, an informal discussion about what's going on at CNN iReport.

 

We're looking forward to talking about our next weekend assignment – the $10 frugal challenge. This is the final project in this edition of the weekend assignment series, so we're hoping to end with a bang!

 

And, as always, we'll be happy to answer any questions you have.

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April 8, 2010
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Hi everyone.

April 8, 2010
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Happy Thursday Everyone!

April 8, 2010
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Hey KyleHD How are things going up your way?

April 8, 2010
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Hi David,

 

hey, did you ever get the email I sent you last week? Regarding my notification function not working? I am wondering if this is universal or if there is a fix.

April 8, 2010
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Hi Rosehips, I passed it on to our member services department, which handles that sort of thing. If you haven't heard back send a note to contact@ireport.com

 

April 8, 2010
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@Davidw things are going great here Seattle.  The weather is a bit funky today though!  how's everything there!?

 

@rachel8 hi! :) I've been enjoying your Twitter rants this week! haha

April 8, 2010
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hey everyone!

 

...and by everyone i mean kyle and dave. lol. and any lurkers. :)

April 8, 2010
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okay David. Thanks.

 

Also, I was in contact with Henry about my latest ireport. I provided a lot of info for vetting, but no cnn tag yet. Do you know if my vid will be vetted?

April 8, 2010
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We are in the process of vetting your iReport @rosehips

April 8, 2010
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@rosehips -- I haven't seen your iReport yet, so I don't know the answer to that.

April 8, 2010
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Hi.

April 8, 2010
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Thanks Henry!

April 8, 2010
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Hi all! Thanks for your "I want to live in a world ..." video, Kyle. I'll be vetting it soon. I'm working on the video now, so will be popping in and out of the discussion.

April 8, 2010
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hey Joyful, I saw your arches shot. Outstanding! I didn't comment, but lucky you to travel so much. That area of the country is one of the most beautiful.

April 8, 2010
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Hello everyone. Nice to see you.

April 8, 2010
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So does anyone have any ideas for the $10 challenge. Frugal tips?

April 8, 2010
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Thanks @katie :)

April 8, 2010
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Hi all, finally we, too, are on daylight savings time and I can join you!

April 8, 2010
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so, guys, i'm in charge of this weekend's assignment - to see how thriftily you can spend $10. are you all going to participate (i hope)?!

April 8, 2010
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That would be 7.49 euro with today's exchange rate

April 8, 2010
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Hi. I'm new on this.  I would like to upload an article.  I do not have video, it is more commentary regarding an important upcoming event that will have a significant impact on the betterment of the world.  I can get a pic or two, but it is mainly text.  Any feedback would be appreciated.  Thank you.

April 8, 2010
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@JoyfulGypsy -- Christian is working very hard on the project. I'm sure she'll get back to you when she can.

April 8, 2010
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rachel, I think I will participate. I am a very frugal kinda gal. ;)

I could really have fun with this one...

April 8, 2010
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i think i'm going to spend my $10 on food!!!!!!! yummm!!!!

April 8, 2010
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Thank you, Rosehips.  I appreciate that.

 

I have a question for iReport staff...

 

I submitted a picture of Wall Arch, the collapsed arch in Arches National Park in Utah for the last weekend assignment.  Christina told me that it couldn't be used because the postcard I was holding up here:  http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-428236 was copyrighted. 

 

However, I contacted the postcard photographer (Tom Algire), showed him the link, and he was very happy to give his permission for CNN to use the image and gave his written permission which I forwarded on to Christina Z.

 

She has not replied to me, so does anyone else know what's going on with that? 

 

 

April 8, 2010
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Hey guys, just jumping in here.

April 8, 2010
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That's really strange. my comment showed up before yours @JoyfulGypsy.

Christina's working on it, so I'm sure she'll reply as soon as she can

April 8, 2010
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@HokieDad -- You could post your story with a photo and then write your story in the text. Ideally it would be a photo that is related to the story, but a picture of you would work as well.

April 8, 2010
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Hey, Davidw.  I didn't see your post to me above before I hit "post."  Sorry about that.  Thank you.

April 8, 2010
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Joyful, I loved that picture. 

April 8, 2010
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@KyleHD -- So do you use coupons? or have a special spot to get more food for your money.

April 8, 2010
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@DavidW

 

Thank you.

April 8, 2010
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@Davidw - Didn't know you are a mind reader.  Cool!  ;o)

April 8, 2010
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@alisonv -- We're glad to hear it. It's been fun for us to be a part of it too.

April 8, 2010
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I agree, I've enjoyed the weekend projects as well! Hopefully there will be more....maybe in the summer!?

April 8, 2010
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I have really enjoyed the weekend projects. Don't know if I'll be able to join in this weekend, but they have been really fun.

April 8, 2010
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David, I know it has been a few weeks, but I wanted to thank you for reminding the community about common courtesy regarding Cameron's post a few weeks ago. As you have probably noticed, I'm on the opposite side of the political fence from Cameron, but I was really disturbed by some of the personal comments.  I think in the internet age, we are losing a lot of civility.  On You Tube, you are on your own, but I appreciated your reminding the community about the guidelines.

April 8, 2010
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Thanks, alisonv.  I loved all your posts.  Brilliant! 

 

Unfortunately, last weekend found me out in the wilderness of Utah with only my camera, laptop, very little internet reception and no photo editing software.  It was quite a challenge getting the shot uploaded.

 

I was fortunate to have two Park Rangers go out to the spot Wall Arch used to be.  They helped me pinpoint the exact location and line up the post card as perfectly as possible.  (Not easy in the wind),  :o)

April 8, 2010
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@KyleHD we hope to do it again soon. it's been awesome!

April 8, 2010
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Okay, it's happening again. i'm going to log out and log back in. back in

April 8, 2010
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Hi, I'm back

April 8, 2010
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Hi all!  Kyle from the iReport tech team here.  @davidw Saw your comment about comments appearing out of order.  Every now and then the clock runs fast on one of our servers and posts from it will show a date of "In the future"! :-)

April 8, 2010
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I am going to go to a church rummage sale to spend my ten bucks. I find rummage sales are often great places to get great scores. Last year I got tons of vintage clothing for a buck a bag. Holy cow, I had coats and dresses made in the USA with designer labels. I am hoping the sale I go to on Saturday will have similar bargains.

April 8, 2010
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Thanks kyle -- It's rainy here in the future.

April 8, 2010
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kyrogers, I hope you will help me with my notification problem. I will email the tech team about it.

April 8, 2010
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@Joyful, Thanks.  But Utah didn't look like a bad place to be! 

April 8, 2010
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@rosehips That's a great idea! Anyone else have some go-to bargain-hunting ideas?

April 8, 2010
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@rosehips Sounds like a great way to spend $10! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

April 8, 2010
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yeah Alison I agree. When Joyful starts out "Unfortunately, last weekend found me in the wilderness of Utah..." it doesn't exactly conjure up sympathy. haha

April 8, 2010
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Katie - I was planning to submit a photo slideshow to the "I want to live in a world..." assignment using some of the photos I took this past weekend in Utah. Is it too late to submit tonight?  I still need to work on it when I get home this evening.  If it's too late, that's fine, I just don't want to spend time on it if it is too late.

April 8, 2010
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@everyone -- I want to let y'all know about something else we've got in the works.

We're planning to start doing an online training program soon -- we've got so many talented writers, editors, photographers etc. hear at CNN, so we want to share some of that knowledge.

 

What sort of things would you like to learn about?

April 8, 2010
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David, Sound!  Without spending a fortune on microphones, how can we get decent sound? That's something I'd like to learn more about.

April 8, 2010
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@Rosehips @alisonv -HA HA.  Utah was awesome!  I had a wonderful time.  What I meant is that it was hard to upload an iReport from where I was.  No internet reception.  Perhaps I should carry around a satellite dish on my back when hiking in the mountains.  ;o)

April 8, 2010
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That's a great one alisonv. Sound is one of the hardest things and it can make a story amazing or hard to watch

April 8, 2010
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Henry, thanks for the vetting of my latest vid. Now I hope it will get a few more than the 4 views it's gotten in the last 3 hours. haha

April 8, 2010
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@JoyfulGypsy If you can get the video to me by this evening, then I could add it to the video I'm working on. If not, then I can incorporate it into CNN's Earth Day coverage at the end of the month. So, whenever is your call!

April 8, 2010
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i have to head out, guys, but i'm looking forward to seeing how you all spend your $10! see ya next week. :)

April 8, 2010
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Joyful, knew what ya meant, but couldn't pass up the ribbing... ;)

April 8, 2010
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bye bye rachel.

April 8, 2010
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@rosehips - ;o)

April 8, 2010
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Learn more about the taxonomy of telling a story, both in print and video.  Meaning what the fundamentals are of good video journalism and written journalism.

April 8, 2010
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@Katie- Thank you.

April 8, 2010
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@ThinkWinWin -- So storytelling? How to turn great content into a compelling story? Is that what you mean?

April 8, 2010
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@David

 

You know we here would be great beta testers for when you and the CNN iReport team want to test the new Google earth functinality... :)

April 8, 2010
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Two things for the iReport team:

 

1.  The long black strip that says, "not vetted for CNN". Can that be made a little smaller?  The tops of videos and photos get cut off.

 

2. I can't remember the second thing.  If my brain kicks in again, I'll let you know!

April 8, 2010
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@ThinkWinWin -- when we do google earth. We'll let everyone know

April 8, 2010
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@David

 

Yes, the making of a good story in both formats, video and written, and how to put it in professional journalistic format.  One of the biggest gripes professional journalists have about bloggers and 'citizen' journalists are with credibility and format.

April 8, 2010
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lol @ alison forgetting that second thang. I agree about the black band can be a little bit intrusive.

April 8, 2010
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Thinkwinwin, I agree--those would be good topics.

April 8, 2010
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"Unfortunately" I must get back to work now.  Just want to say I've enjoyed the weekend assignments.  Thanks, everyone.  Have a great day.  Adios.

April 8, 2010
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Bye, Joyful! Buon lavoro!

April 8, 2010
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That sounds good. Some of the other things we were talking about were photography, editing, interviewing, videography,

April 8, 2010
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Some other things might be technical editing techniques.  Fade ins, transitions, etc.  stuff that really good editors use in editing professional journalistic stories.

April 8, 2010
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And the "not vetted for CNN" thing?

April 8, 2010
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see you Joyful!

April 8, 2010
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Interviewing tips and learning would be very helpful to me.

 

Photography would obviously be great to cover...

April 8, 2010
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Cool, your suggestions are similar to what we had come up with. We'll keep you posted on this as we go forward. If you think of anything else shoot me an email or private message.

I've got to go, so have a great week.

April 8, 2010
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So long everyone!

April 8, 2010
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I have a side question that goes with the training/learning things.  Right now my cameras are with my wife in Asia and I can't put video up or even good still photography.

 

Is video the only thing that makes it on the air on CNN and not written or am I just not producing good enough stuff yet?  I have never been vetted.

April 8, 2010
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Bye everyone.  Have a nice week.

April 8, 2010
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Hi ThinkWinWin - We approve photos and videos, but we generally won't approve it if the image or video wasn't shot by the submitter.

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