CNN.com's Managing Editor, Meredith Artley was named to Fast Company's list of Most Influential Women in Technology 2010. Here's an excerpt from the article:
Since the site's relaunch, CNN's newsgathering framework has had a chance to prove its viability: The devastation in Haiti forced every major news outlet to rely on short bursts of news via Twitter and first-person reports until their journalists could get there -- a way of reporting that CNN.com was already equipped to handle with its breaking news blogs and iReporters. "We threw everything we had at that story, from building databases to new multimedia efforts to minute-by-minute reporting," says Artley, whose team created a Haiti earthquake topic page that collects ongoing coverage even months after the disaster.
Perhaps the most memorable part of CNN.com's Haiti coverage was Anderson Cooper's on-the-ground reporting, which bounced seamlessly between streaming video and broadcast. Bringing video front and center on the site was something Artley felt strongly about. "These are big names with their interpretation of what happened," she says. "That lineup of great thinkers lets the network have more of a presence." She helped to introduce live streaming video to CNN.com's homepage, which debuted by covering the media circus of the Oscar red carpet. In March, John King's new CNN show, John King, USA was simulcast using Facebook Connect, creating a solid online community for the show from its launch.
Experimenting with new ways of telling stories has also allowed CNN.com to investigate some unlikely partnerships. In January, the site launched its partnership with VBS.tv, the video channel from the unapologetically irreverent media company Vice. This brings stories that CNN might not necessarily cover -- like retirement homes for sex workers -- to CNN's expanding young audience. Another popular video series tracks the indie band the Handsome Furs as they tour through Asia.
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