AUSTIN, Texas, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
CNN iReport, CNN's participatory news community, and online video sharing site Vimeo(R), an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), have tapped into their extensive online communities to produce creative, personalized reporting of the 2011 South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences and Festivals.
During the first four days of SXSW, March 11th - 14th, 2011, hand-selected iReporters and Vimeo filmmakers, and CNN and Vimeo staff covered the SXSW Conferences and Festivals from their own unique perspectives, and shared their daily video footage with the iReport editorial team. CNN condensed the collective footage into a compelling visual diary of SXSW to share with global audiences.
"This project demonstrates what news can look like when it is opened up to communities that include some of the most creative, visionary filmmakers in the world, all collaborating to cover an event that is known globally for celebrating tomorrow's ideas," said Lila King, participation director for CNN.com.
The collaborative visual diary, available at http://on.cnn.com/gEOkSR, was revealed for the first time at a press event held at the CNN Grill on Monday, March 14, at SXSW. The diary also will air on CNN International during iReport for CNN on Thursday, March 17, at 11:30 p.m. ET, and during the show's replays this weekend.
Vimeo will also present the filmmakers' unique visions of SXSW through their own self-produced work on Vimeo.com and Vimeo's official SXSW Groups Page (http://www.vimeo.com/sxsw).
"Vimeo is so excited to partner with world news leader CNN on this new initiative designed to present news seen through a wide variety of creative lenses and individual points of view," said Blake Whitman, Vice President of Creative Development at Vimeo.
For CNN's complete coverage of SXSW, go to http://www.cnn.com/whatsnext.
About Vimeo, LLC
Leading video sharing site Vimeo(R) provides the easiest way for people to host and share their videos in high quality. The site provides great privacy features and inspiring videos from a vibrant, respectful community of creative users who care about how and where they show their work. Launched in 2004 and headquartered in New York, NY, Vimeo offers users a video sharing experience that is both entertaining and easy to use. Vimeo is a 2010 & 2009 Time Magazine Top 50 Website. Vimeo, LLC is a subsidiary of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI).
CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world's most extensively syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.
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