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