Tuesday, June 08, 2010
Fearless iReporter BarbRad hits a million

“My name is Barbara and I am an undecided voter.”


This was BarbRad’s confession the first time she turned the camera on herself for CNN iReport almost two years ago. A college math teacher with no journalism background or experience, she started out on iReport by sending in pictures of hurricane damage and gas shortages and sharing her political views on video.


She quickly became – in her own words – addicted to iReporting. Over the past two years, BarbRad broadened her skills and started producing full video packages from events in her hometown of Rogers, Arkansas. She learned what kinds of questions to ask during an interview. She invested in some high-quality equipment and taught herself to edit. She traveled to Haiti to volunteer during the earthquake aftermath. She's one of six iReporters participating in our year-long Economy Tracker project, which profiles economic successes and hardships around the country. And, just a few days ago, she hit a major milestone – her millionth page view on CNN iReport!


Congratulations, Barb. We could hear your enthusiasm for reporting in your voice since we first talked to you on the phone, and it hasn’t ever faded. You embody the spirit of iReport – true citizen journalism coming together with CNN to tell incredible stories. You’re an inspiration and an invaluable asset to the CNN iReport community, and we're sure we speak for the whole community when we say thanks for your always-positive attitude and encouragement of other iReporters. We can’t wait to see where your adventures take you next!


Congratulations, again, on a well-deserved one million page views! And a warm welcome to the small but growing iReport Millionaire's Club.

June 8, 2010
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Congratulations, BarbRad! Here's to the next million.

June 8, 2010
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June 8, 2010

Awesome, some day I hope to be on this list too... Currently I am at 193,734 page views on iReports:)

June 8, 2010
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Barbara, herzlichen Glückwunsch!

June 8, 2010
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Congrats to a great reporter!

June 8, 2010
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Congrats on your much deserved success!

June 8, 2010

It's always good to see genuine enthusiasum. That, combined with the measured quality of your iReports, sets a fine example for others.




June 8, 2010
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ireporters aren't paid. you did all that for free, and cnn gets all the benefits? you truly are a saint BarbRad

June 8, 2010
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Fantastic, Barb!!!! Kudos..and well deserved.

June 10, 2010
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June 10, 2010
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Welcome to the club! :)

June 10, 2010
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Barb,  Way to go!

June 10, 2010
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Thank you Barb, because of you we are more informed.

June 13, 2010
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Congratulations! You are an inspiration! We can all learn from you Barb!! Glad you are here!

June 15, 2010
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Wow.  Thank you.  I am speechless...really.  Wow!

June 23, 2010
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I know how to stop the leak and keep getting the oil.  I can't get anybody to listen.

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