CNN iReport Invites Google Glass Owners to Become Citizen Journalists


In a world where cell phone photography and videography is as prevalent as it is, CNN’s iReport has manage to become a fairly successful citizen journalism service, allowing users from across the globe to upload their eye-witness and breaking news. The service essentially crowdsources breaking news, but iReport is about to take it a step further than even the smartphone allows for.

Last week, CNN announced that iReport will now feature support for capturing and uploading video and photos to its service through Google Glass. To participate in this citizen journalism in its most hi-tech form, you must own a Google Glass headset, download the app, and allow CNN to send you notifications and link your iReport account.

A few individuals have already signed up with more and more doing so each day. To view the first ever iReport on Google Glass, head on over to CNN’s website by clicking here.

(via The Next Web via Engadget)

  • Vlad Dusil

    Yay for all glassholes.

  • only34jantz

    do i get payed…no? then fuk off….

  • Jon Peckham

    I have a problem with the word “CITIZEN”.

  • David Vaughn

    lol “citizen journalist.” Why not just call it eye witness footage? It would be more appropriate. Otherwise, that person who recorded the girl getting hit in the head with a shovel is a really amazing journalist.

  • bob cooley

    Can you elaborate?

  • ThatsWhatItIs

    “Citizen Journalists”? As opposed to journalists who aren’t citizens? C’mon folks, we’re talking about amateurs at best, wanna-be’s at worst. The dumbing-down of public discourse continues.

  • bob cooley

    It will be a sad day when when of these citizen ‘journalists’ gets seriously hurt because they went to close into the fray with their Google specs.

    When you are a professional journalist, you know the risks of the job, and (typically) have the experience to know what’s an acceptable risk for the shot.

    When an amateur gets hurt or killed in the course of trying to do an iReport, will CNN be there to help them?

  • bob cooley

    C’mon! You mean that Jr. Fireman badge I got when I was a kid was worthless?? Maybe that’s why strangers get pissed when I throw water on their campfires! ;)

  • Jon Peckham

    Its a term horribly abused by the courts and government officials. They often use it for personum juris.

  • Gnat K. Coal

    Twat em in the back of the head & smash the Glass.

  • bob cooley

    I think you mean ‘swat’ – many would argue that it’s a twat who wears them… (ducking for fear of flying frying pans) ;)

  • bob cooley

    Okay, I can see that, but CNN isn’t using as a legal term, so it seems your beef is with the mis-use of the word in the legal realm, but here’s its just trying to make a distinction between a professional journalist and a nicer way of say an ‘every-day person of varied qualification’, or ‘non-professional’ – which is accurate.

    I don’t take issue with the word ‘citizen’ as much as I do with putting it next to the word journalist and trying to give it a special meaning – but that’s schlock marketing for you.

    To be clear, I wasn’t / am not trying to start a debate – I just wasn’t clear on your initial statement.

  • Mark

    No work for no pay.

  • Anthony Papagallo

    I’ll be playing frisbee in Hyde Park tomorrow around 4pm with my six year old daughter, if I see anyone wearing Google Glass and looking in my or my daughters direction I will knock their teeth down their throat.

  • Snipe

    Another great way for a corporation to get something for free, instead of paying professionals to do quality work and earn a living wage.

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    Get beat up twice as fast.
    It’s not News, it’s CNN…

  • David Kelly

    But the all the people in the park with phones and cameras are safe; silly human.

  • David Kelly

    The bigger problem is some people want ‘no work for pay’.