Thursday, January 15, 2015
Goodbye and thank you

As many of you have heard, tomorrow is my last day at CNN. I am leaving for The Poynter Institute, where I've accepted a job as their first Digital Innovation faculty member.


Leaving CNN and, more notably, the iReport team was a really difficult decision for me. I have been part of the iReport crew since 2008, the year was born, and I feel like many of our most active community members are real-life friends.


The iReport community is like no other. It's incredible to watch people across the world share their stories because they have a unique perspective on the news. Likewise, it has been a joy to work alongside the amazingly talented iReport team. No one knows participatory storytelling better than Christina, Daphne, David, Rachel, Sarah, Jareen and Henry.


While I'm undoubtedly sad to leave iReport, I am eager to see what's ahead for the team. There are some exciting changes in store for 2015 -- more details to come in the near future -- and you can rest assured I'll be cheering from the sidelines.


Thank you, the wonderful iReport community, for teaching me so much during my time at CNN. It's been an honor to play a small role in helping to share your stories with the world.

January 15, 2015
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As I mentioned to you almost a month ago on FB, wishing you all the best as you move on and upward. Enjoy the sunshine in Florida. Stay in touch.

January 15, 2015
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Best wishes always Katie. I so appreciate your guidance and kindness with helping to keep the iReport Community a family.

You will be surly missed.

Hope to see you on Facebook.

January 15, 2015
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Good luck Katie!

Thank you for all that you've done in the ireport community.


with love & respect...

Beth (alleebeth)

January 15, 2015
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I'm excited for your next adventure!


Chris. :)

January 15, 2015
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Katie - you were fantastic! And I'm thrilled for your next adventure! Thanks to this whole brave new digital world this isn't really a goodbye now is it?


Now go kick ass at The Poynter Institute!!!

January 15, 2015
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Good luck and Best Wishes to you, it has been so nice knowing across the miles, give my love to Henry.

January 15, 2015
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Congratulations on your new position Katie.  You will be missed here on iReports.

January 16, 2015
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As I said before, I'm so going to miss you at iReport and sorry to see you go, but am so happy and excited for you! You have been a mentor and a role model for so many of us in the iReport community. Personally, your encouragement and help over the years has meant to much to me. Your positive attitude, attention to detail and willingness to respond to our doubts, questions and what had to be at times annoying emails never wavered. I admire you tremendously. The Poynter Institute is very lucky to have you on board. I don't need to wish you best of luck because you will succeed beyond anyone's expectations at whatever you tackle. So just this, enjoy the ride! xo

January 16, 2015
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In these years you didn´t want vet my iReports. You didn´t answer my questions. You didn´t contact me. I don´t miss you, too. I wish you all the best in your new post! 

January 18, 2015
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You will be missed by so many, Kati' but wishing you all the best as you take on the world, in the next exciting chapter of your life.

Words can never express how much you've meant and done here and I hope you'll check in with us once in awhile.

Best of luck and Godspeed!


January 18, 2015
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Goodbye and good luck!  I'm sure you'll do well.  We'll miss you!

January 20, 2015
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Good Luck

January 23, 2015
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Adiós y Muchas Gracias!!!

I wish you great success at the Poynter Institute - They´re  lucky to have you!

You will be missed here on iReport.

January 26, 2015
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Hey, I'm what they call the "unpopular one, or uncool" one. It would mean a lot especially since tomorrow's your last day if you put Okoboji Middle School in the state of Iowa and city of Arnolds Park. Our mascot is Pioneers.

February 4, 2015
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Ha ha, i didn't wait for anyone or anybody. I didn't missing anybody. I am on my way. Wish you the all the best of all. ha ha...!!!

February 5, 2015
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Thank you for outstanding service and being a great team member. Unfortunately our great loss but huge gain for the Poynter. Best wishes and success in your new venture.

February 7, 2015
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Good luck Kate.

February 13, 2015
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Thank you for all that you've done in the ireport community.


Good luck!

February 17, 2015
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Good Bye JessicaMila, See you Again....

February 24, 2015
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Thank you :)

March 10, 2015
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Thank you for contributing to make ireport what it is today so that folks like myself have an opportunity to practice our journalism!


Congrats on your new post!

March 23, 2015
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Well! I did not check back the blog for a long time. That's sad to hear about this. Good luck Katie...Hope you will have great time in new place!

April 16, 2015
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Is your new job that demanding, even social issue gone?

April 20, 2015
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Wish you good luck with your new job.


May 3, 2015
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Good luck, wishing for the best. I hope for you great and happy life.

June 14, 2015
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Good luck !!

August 18, 2015
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Best Of Luck!

August 27, 2015
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Hope you always have Great Blessing. Best Regards.

September 26, 2015
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October 12, 2015
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It was nice having you here and thanks for everything shared.

January 9, 2016
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Thank you for being a great person with admirable traits

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