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This article was published on May 9, 2014

News-specs? CNN wants citizen journalists to contribute via Google Glass

News-specs? CNN wants citizen journalists to contribute via Google Glass Image by: DPA
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Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

CNN’s iReport is probably about as mainstream a citizen journalist platform as you’ll find, giving budding hacks a genuine conduit for making it into the mainstream media. Indeed, CNN producers monitor the contributions, and if something is unique or compelling enough, well, you never know.

Thus far, you’ve been able to post iReports through the Web or CNN mobile apps. But now, you’re also able to share photos and videos with CNN directly from Google Glass. Granted, that’s still a relatively small target market, but if  you are an active Google Glass Explorer and citizen hack, it’s an extra option for you.

You’ll need to authorize CNN to send notifications to your smart spectacles, after which you can manage the various settings, and link up your iReport profile.

➤  Introducing CNN iReport + Google Glass

Feature Image Credit – Ole Spata/AFP/Getty Images