Realizing the power and penchant of the average citizens to gossips and other newsworthy topics, CNN will be launching a new video-sharing site called iReport.com as the hub of user-generated news.
iReport.com is very different to the ever stringent CNN because users are allowed to submit whatever topic they have in mind. Currently, CNN holds more than 100,000 news-related videos and photos from citizen journalists but less than 10% were published on the site. With this new portal, the community and not the editors will decide what the news is. Still, CNN will monitor and remove contents considered offensive or inappropriate.
But, CNN will make extra effort to clear that news shown in iReport.com do not reflect its editorial views.