Monday, June 21, 2010
We are CNN

A few months ago, we launched a new iReport assignment that was a little different from the rest: instead of inviting people to share news stories, we asked people to post videos that could be part of a new CNN marketing campaign. The videos show the ways people stay connected to CNN, even in some of the unlikeliest places.

 

In April, CNN stitched many of those iReports together into a video presentation that kicked off CNN's Upfront presentation to advertisers. That's kind of a big deal: CNN's presentation was all about CNN's unflagging commitment to quality journalism, its history of innovation, and what's planned for the future. And the first thing the room full of people saw was iReport.

 

So first, thank you. Thank you for being part of this extraordinary community, and for contributing day in and day out to this revolution in news.

 

Second, the video! Take a look. (And by all means, when you're finished, go listen to the full version of Omekongo's CNN rap.)

 

7 Comments
June 21, 2010
Click to view ChrisMorrow's profile

cool!

 

I wish I had received credit for my part of the package.

June 21, 2010
Click to view lila's profile

Hey Chris - obviously this one looks a little different than the typical CNN piece featuring iReports. Rest assured, if these are used on CNN TV, we'll include the courtesy names for all the videos!

June 21, 2010
Click to view ChrisMorrow's profile

I understand Lila. Still would have been nice to be credited for the presentation as the other iReporters.

 

Not being paid by CNN all I can ask for is credit for work. :) Especially during a presentation "That's kind of a big deal"

June 21, 2010
Click to view dsgncr8or's profile

Very slick.

June 21, 2010
Click to view WausauFamily's profile

5-Star presentation!

June 22, 2010
Click to view EWillies1961's profile

Lila, Great Work. Likewise to anyone else at Team iReport putting this together.

June 22, 2010
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Lila...I loved it!!  Stiched together harmoniously!!  What kind of reaction did it get during the presentation?

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