NewTrack Entry 3 : iReport

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After another week of exploration, I have found another feature of the site that I think is rather interesting and unique to the CNN site. It is called “iReport”.
iReport is a platform on CNN’s site that allows members of the worldwide community to contribute what they believe to be newsworthy to CNN. According to CNN, this platform allows the news site to gain a deeper understanding of the world and also see perspectives from different angles.

After signing up, an individual can join similar interest groups, post articles and browse assignments, read posts from other fellow readers and also customize your iReport newsfeed to your own liking.

There are many categories and various subjects on the iReport platform ranging from politics and the military to food and entertainment. Within each category many individualshave posted their stories in forms of pictures, written text and video.

This iReport platform allows readers and followers of CNN to contribute to the news site in many forms of multimedia packages. By having these diverse opinions and mediums, a more accurate picture can be shown and a better understanding of the topic can be made.

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