As CNN’s iReport continues to celebrate its 5th anniversary, it notes that a number of iReport contributors have gone on to become professional journalists… including some at CNN.
When an iReporter becomes a frequent submitter, they reach a sort of semi-celebrity status here at the CNN Center. Their screen name is known by editors and producers throughout the building. Some are even greeted with applause when they come visit the newsroom. And a few get offered a job.