47 of your your pro-voting arguments -
Thanks to all of you who sent in these messages. They’re really fun. Check out the list to see if your argument made the cut.
CNN’s Change the List is trying to boost voter participation in Hawaii, the state with the lowest turnout rate. It starts with one person. Nani Teruya says Hawaii shouldn’t be part of the United States. She doesn’t vote because she believes the government is illigitimate. Still, a member of the Hawaiian royal family urged her to use her vote to push for change. Help convince Nani to vote by tweeting messages or videos to her with the hashtag #CTL3.
Check it: We’ve teamed up with CNN’s political unit on a new Tumblr! The idea is to bring you the big stories of the 2012 election (and, later, other stuff) in super-simple, easy to understand, highly visual posts. Go give it a look.
Michael Remen, a sous-chef in Hilo, Hawaii, spent an hour and a half trying to vote in the primary. The polling places were such a mess, he said, that he doesn’t plan to vote in November. Before this year, he always looked forward to going to his polling place. Help us convince him to vote again. Post a message or video and tag it #CTL2. This is part of CNN’s Change the List — an effort to boost voter participation in Hawaii, the state that had the lowest voter turnout rate in 2008. I’ll report back on whether or not it works. Thanks for your help. — John
Send an iReport and convince Remen to vote!
Convince Paul Hewlett to vote! Send him a message on YouTube or Twitter with the hashtag #CTL1. “I’ve never voted in my life,” Hewlett told me when I met him on a beach in Hawaii. “I don’t think my one vote is going to make any difference.” You could convince him otherwise. This project is part of CNN’s Change the List. Our goal is to boost Hawaii off the bottom of the voter turnout ranking. #changethelist
Did you know that Hawaii has the lowest voter turnout in the United States? We’re trying to change that, one voter at a time. You can convince Paul Hewlett to vote by sending him a message at #CTL1 on various social networks, or uploading a video to iReport.
Thanks to the rise of mobile technologies, today anyone with a cell phone can play an integral role in how a news story breaks. Tweets, Instagrams and other socially shared content inform our understanding of current events as they unfold. CNN’s Webby Winning iReport harnesses the power of this phenomenon by empowering users to submit their own content to help cover important stories. Webby Connect was able to learn more about the social mobile’s role in the evolving face of journalism from CNN’s Katie Hawkins-Gaar.
Check it out! We’re profiled on The Webby Awards’ blog today.
Storylane is rad -
We’re sort of obsessed with this site right now. It makes telling stories so easy and fun. Check it out!
Check This Out: CNN Change the List -
Check out this cool project by our friends at CNN Digital called Change the List. It spotlights the state of Hawaii, currently ranked number 50 when it comes to voter turnout. Through their reporting, interviews and related social media efforts, they’re hoping their experiment can lift Hawaii in November’s election. Click on the link to see what they’re doing to #changethelist.
HURRICANE ISAAC: Ashley’s rules for stuffed animals - CNN iReport
an 8-year-old girl was evacuated for the hurricane and left these rules for her stuffed animals. A+
BEST IREPORT EVER.
Do yourself a favor, and check out this site. There’s a lot to love about the format and ideas they’re exploring.
People are at their best when you give them limitations.
Katie Hawkins-Gaar, Editorial Leader of CNN iReport
speaking at CreativeMornings/Atlanta (*watch the talk)
iReport packed the house at Creative Mornings Atlanta in June!
May the Force be with your Instagramming
After the death of Maurice Sendak, iReporters are sharing their stories and creative takes on the beloved and occasionally controversial author/illustrator. Cory Douglas, 22, lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba and says reading “Where the Wild Things Are” with his dad as a child is one of the few memories he has of his father, who died when Cory was eight years old. He says the Max costume brings him back to his childhood, and he puts it on when he is cold or sad.
(via CNN iReport)