by Dan Ward
Do you have a smart phone, a Flip video recorder or both? Well, do I have good news for you! Thanks to your ability to shoot a photo or video and hit “send,” you too can be a journalist for one of the world’s leading news organizations!
Don’t worry about training or accuracy. That’s old-school reporting. Here’s all you need to do:
Shoot your “news” story. It could be about anything, from important issues like the imploding world economy to your views on American Idol. Now, go to the website for CNN (the former “Worldwide Leader in News” that now bills itself as among the world leaders in “information delivery”).
Click on iReport, and then post your news story for all the world to see. Done!
I know, it sounds too good to be true. Surely, one of the most trusted names in news wouldn’t risk its hard-earned credibility in the pursuit of lucrative website clicks, would it?
Well, don’t take my word for it. Here’s what CNN has to say: “iReport is the way people like you report the news. The stories in this section are not edited, fact-checked or screened before they post.”
Now you, too, can report the news, without all that worry over silly details like sourcing and verification. So log on today. Just think of the amazing stories you can tell!