- Posted October 23, 2009 by
New York, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
iReport for CNN
CNN.com: THE UNVEILING IN NYC
CNN.com UNVEILS NEW SITE AT BIG BASH IN NYC
On Thursday, October 22 at 5:00 PM members of the media and a few lucky iReporters were invited to the Time Warner Center in New York City to attend 'The Unveiling', the launch of a new, fresh and more interactive CNN.com.
Invited guests mingled and had cocktails before going into the auditorium to see the presentation and unveiling of CNN.com. Photos that showed how CNN has changed over the years appeared on the screen and afterwards Jim Walton of CNN introduced Kenneth Estenson, Senior VP of CNN.com who took the viewers through a presentation of the amazing change that CNN.com will be launching on Monday, October 26. Among the many pleasant surprises, and there were many, was the news that Oprah Winfrey will be hosting a live, interactive Book Club event in conjunction with CNN.com and Facebook on Thursday, Nov. 7. This news was met with an audible tittering from what one must assume are somewhat hardened news types.
Some of the changes are shown in this video, but there are many more; too much video to fit in this one story. Of special interest to iReporters, was the unveiling of the new iReport page which will be integrated into CNN.com and which will feature many new changes sure to delight new and seasoned iReporters alike.
New features will include an interactive 'news quiz' that will allow the viewer to choose a favorite CNN anchor to lead them through the questions and has eye-popping graphics.
After the presentation, invited guests mingled at the Hudson Hotel, where a cocktail party featured fabulous food, drink, and a chance for iReporters to catch up and get connected. Lila King, head of CNN iReport intiative was at the event and made sure everyone had a great time and everything they needed. Among those iReporters in attendance and featured in this video, were Joyful Gypsy, Sjnat55 and ProfessirX.