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CNN Relies on Viewers for Reports on Bridge Collapse

August 2, 2007 9:02 AM

Exactly one year after launching its user-generated service, CNN I-Report, the news network learned just how much consumers crave these capabilities.

The network had already received 96 “I-Reports” approved for air by mid-morning Thursday on the Minneapolis bridge collapse the night before.

In fact, an eyewitness account from an “I-Reporter” was one of the network’s main sources before other images became available.

The viewer, Mark LaCroix, took still photos and then was interviewed by Wolf Blitzer about what he saw here in this interview.

The Web site also ran a short story about the I-reports it has received.


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