The CNN App is now available for Blackberry users on the Z10 and Q10 in the U.S. Designed for Blackberry 10, the app showcases CNN’s global news resources through stories, photos and live and on-demand video. It also gives users access to CNN iReport, the network’s global participatory news community.
Users can personalize their app experience by choosing a U.S. or international news preference, reading stories they’ve saved for later – even when they’re offline and viewing the weather based on their location. Text stories and images can be shared directly from the app via email, Facebook and Twitter.
The CNN App for Blackberry is available for free at Blackberry’s App World.
London, 12th June 2013: Last night, CNN Digital journalist Edythe McNamee took home the Gaby Rado Award at the Amnesty International Media Awards for the web feature Mauritania: Slavery’s Last Stronghold. The Gaby Rado Award acknowledges emerging journalists who have covered national or international human rights stories in broadcast, online or print media.
Mauritania: Slavery’s Last Stronghold, a CNN Freedom Project feature, reveals the shocking extent of slavery in modern Mauritania. The judges remarked that the piece “broke new ground with a haunting, powerful story that needed to be told". FULL POST
A new cross-platform role and beat for CNN's new era
Award-winning digital journalist and television correspondent Kelly Wallace is returning to CNN this July as a Digital Correspondent and Editor-at-Large for CNN Digital, focusing on family, career and life. In this new digital-first position, Wallace will cover issues and interests of the modern woman - from family and parenting to the so-called work life balance.
"We are thrilled to welcome Kelly back to CNN," said CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker. "But this time she comes as a true multi-platform journalist, hired first and foremost to report for our strong digital assets. This move underscores our commitment to this space as clearly as ever. Kelly's journalistic pedigree, cross-platform approach to storytelling and passion for women’s issues make her the perfect person for this beat.”
CNN Digital nabbed four Society for Features Journalism Awards – including two first-place wins – which honor the craft of feature writing and the people who do it for a living at news organizations and wire services. The awards won are listed below:
1st place in Integrated Storytelling: The Undecided
1st place in Video Storytelling: Journeying home to tell my truth
2nd place in Series/Project: Race, Identity and Politics Series
3rd place in General Feature: Saving Aesha
Winners will be honored at SFJ’s national conference at Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. On October 9-12.
Full list of winners here.
As the U.S. observes Memorial Day, CNN is honoring the fallen by spotlighting U.S. casualties from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Beginning this morning and over Memorial Day weekend, CNN.com’s homepage will feature a different member of the armed forces every hour in an interactive called 100 Hours, 100 Faces. The interactive compiles 100 of the more than 8,000 U.S. and coalition troops who have died in these conflicts. Among the 100 troops will be one from every state, as well as the youngest, the oldest, the first and some of the most recent casualties from both wars. 100 Hours, 100 Faces highlights information from CNN’s globally recognized Home and Away initiative, an extensive data visualization of those lost in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Rescue workers raced against time and the oncoming night Monday looking for survivors after a powerful tornado blasted an area outside of Oklahoma City, leveling homes and killing at least 51 people.
CNN's coverage includes correspondents George Howell, Nick Valencia and Gary Tuchman already in the Oklahoma City area, with Chad Myers and Indra Petersons contributing from CNN's Severe Weather Center in Atlanta. Chris Cuomo, John Berman, Jake Tapper, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Sanjay Gupta, Pam Brown, Stephanie Elam, Erin McPike, Brian Todd, Ed Lavandera, Kyung Lah and John King will report and broadcast from the Oklahoma City area. Gustavo Valdes and Fernando del Rincon report from Oklahoma for CNN en Espanol.
CNN.com will be updating the breaking news blog www.cnn.com/thisjustin.Two-mile-wide tornado kills at least 51 -- including 7 elementary school students