CNN buys iPad news app Zite

CNN has bought Zite, an iPad app that offers personalized discovery of news content in a sleek design. It will continue to run Zite as a stand-alone business, while also incorporating some of its technology into its websites and other products

CNN.com’s ‘Freshman Year’

What’s it really like to be a new member of the world’s most powerful legislature? CNN.com will be telling the story of the Freshman Year in 2009 through videos and commentaries about two new U.S. representatives.

Guest post: BU students cover Boston Marathon

Some 60 students from Boston University’s College of Communication covered the Boston Marathon today using a variety of new media techniques–twitter, soundslides, qik, utterli, blogs, friendfeed, flickr.

Guy Kawasaki: How to Get Retweeted

Guy Kawasaki says the secret of how to get retweeted is similar to the secret to good SEO: “tweet good shiitake.”

Former CNN Anchor Moves to The Onion

NYTimes.com: “In yet another sign that the line between real news and fake news is getting thinner, one of CNN’s main anchors during the 1980s and 1990s, Bobbie Battista, has taken a step through the looking glass and can now be seen anchoring reports online for ONN, The Onion News Network.”

Behind CNN’s New Citizen Media Site

arlier this month, CNN launched a new site dedicated to user-generated content that is unmoderated — basically, a news version of YouTube. The site, currently in “beta” or test mode, can be viewed at iReport.com. Susan Grant, executive vice president of CNN News Services, answered some questions about the new site.

CNN iReport.com: ‘Unedited. Unfiltered. News.’

CNN has launched its iReport.com site as a “beta,” inviting anyone to send in photos, video, stories and more, creating instantly one of the biggest sites online for “unfiltered, uncensored user-powered news.”

CNN to launch iReport.com

CNN plans to launch a new site dedicated to user-generated content at iReport.com this week, Mediaweek reports. The organization paid $750,000 last month for the domain. Since launching its iReport initiative in August 2006, CNN  has received nearly 100,000 news-related photos and videos from viewers, but only published or aired about 10 per cent. Unlike […]