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    A Look Back at CNN's iReport Community for 2013


    We have arrived at that time of the year when traditionally we look back over the past year with a critical eye.

    Thus let us voice our review of the iReport Team and community.

    In your opinion, has the iReport experience improved over these 12 months?

    Has iReport remained about the same, keeping the status quo in tact?

    Has iReport gone backwards or in some other way has worsened the community atmosphere?

    Has the quality of iReports gone up? Stayed the same? Or gone downhill?

    What is your perspective of and on the iReport Team?

    What would you like to see Santa Claus and 2014 bring to the iReport community?

    I, for one, am still missing the weekly, even monthly roundtables where  we were able to converse with the iReport Team in near real time, even  with the delay with the current chat function. To me this has not been a  step forward, but backwards.

    The assignments at times have  seemed to have little real foundation or in the case of some, been asked  in such a way to evoke a given response rather than a more objective  outcome. The more political assignments have seemed to be asked in such a  way to solicit confrontation rather than discussion of perspectives and  ideas of what to do or how to go about resolving an issue.

    Overall, I do not believe iReport has improved, but at the same time has  not drastically gone the other way. There are improvements that could  be made - primarily better communication between the Team and  iReporters.

    But what do you think looking back over 2013 about iReport?

    I am also conducting an unscientific survey at Cornfield Polling to select who you think should win the title of Best iReport Team Member 2013.

    Cast your vote today for the Team member who you believe deserves this title. The direct link to participate in our vote is:

    Below is a listing of the Team via the Team Blog (

    1. Katie Hawkins-Gaar

    2. David Williams

    3. Christina Zdanowicz

    4. Daphne Sashin

    5. Rachel Rodriguez

    6. Henry Hanks

    7. Jareen Imam

    8. Nicole Saidi

    9. Germain Perez

    10. April Andrews

    11. Nnedike Ugoji

    12. Sophia Voychehovski

    13. Kyle Rogers

    14. Raja Periyasamy

    15. Christian Oliver

    16. Eric Hernandez

    17. Kyle Hale

    18. Zach Conrad

    From the Cornfield, I've done my part. It is now up to you, the iReport  community, to add your thoughts, opinions, suggestions, ideas and to  vote for your Team member of the year.


    NOTE:  Don't see an iReport Team member on the list you feel needs  recognition? No worries. Go take the survey, select from one of the  entries on the list. In the Comment section put in the Team member not  listed you believe deserves named. I will adjust the votes, culling from  the Comment section to reflect the your actual vote.

    This  list was taken directly from the iReport Team blog entry Meet the  iReport Team. I know it is not complete, from personal experience, and  suspect it has not been updated in awhile. Some members such as Lila  King was not listed nor on the Team blog entry.

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