When you put a pro- and an anti-gun control person in the same room, you know what's bound to happen. But what happens when two gun owners debate gun control?
Check out the nominees in the 2nd Annual CNN iReport Awards.
Eyewitness footage of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse, a collection of powerful images from a blind photographer and a dispatch by 14-year-old twins at Occupy Wall Street were among the recipients of the 2nd annual CNN iReport Awards on Saturday night.
April 2 is the fifth annual World Autism Awareness Day. Since 2007, the day has aimed to raise awareness for individuals and families with members on the autism spectrum. In honor of the day, CNN iReporters shared their stories of what life is like with autism.
Guitars for Vets is a volunteer organization dedicated to putting instruments in the hands of veterans with PTSD.
Please join us today at 4:30 p.m. ET for part one of our series of CNN iReport boot camp roundtable discussions. Today's topic will be on picking a story.
Braydon Nichols, 10, sent CNN iReport a photo and blurb about his father, Bryan Nichols, who was killed in Afghanistan.
An Army captain has established a college trust fund for the 10-year-old who posted an iReport honoring his dad, who died in the recent Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
Calling all iReporters: Have you ever wanted to write for CNN.com? Well here's your chance to get a CNN.com byline and improve your journalism skills along the way.
Stories are a basic part of being human. No matter our background, our age, what we do for a living or where we live, everyone enjoys a good story.
The story of a 10-year-old who posted an iReport honoring his dad who died in the recent Chinook helicopter crash in Afghanistan has sparked a huge outpouring from CNN.com readers.
One topic that has dominated my career is how to photograph a scene that quickly gets to the heart of the story without explanation or embellishment. So how do you do that? Well, the answer doesn't lie with a fancy camera. Excellent visual communication is primarily driven by your unique visual sense, the time spent shooting and a deep connection to the story. In essence, you must do more than take pictures: You must make them. Images that transcend snapshots require extra effort.
When CNN iReport was created five years ago, it was intended to be a vehicle for people to share their stories with the world. And it is! But it's become so much more along the way: a community, a teaching tool, a place for collaboration and even a career builder.
CNN.com's iReport marks its five-year anniversary with a look back at some of the best contributions from citizen journalists.
As part of CNN's Defining America project, CNN iReport is conducting a cultural census. We're asking people to share a self-portrait, show off their handwriting, tell us what they typically eat for dinner, and more. This quiz on stereotypes is part of our series focusing on the self-portrait project.
A deaf couple describe how they survived a tornado that demolished their home. WAFF reports.
iReporter Mark John Bennet describes the street outside his Chiba, Japan, home as "moving like an island."
Thousands of people have started flooding home to Southern Sudan following the historic referendum that separated south from north.
In 2004, iReport was born. Today we cover the globe. Here are all 194 iReport countries.
In 1960, an unprecedented number of African nations won independence from their colonial masters, bringing to an end decades of rule by European powers.
Wednesday marks the 100th day of the worst oil disaster in U.S. history. Since April 20, the catastrophic Deepwater Horizon explosion has allowed millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, devastating many communities of the Gulf Coast and its ecosystem.
The stars of "Get Him to the Greek" answer questions from iReporters.
If you're the kind of person who's happiest spending your two weeks off helping to look after elephants in Thailand or working for free on an organic farm in New Zealand, then perhaps you've been on a volunteer vacation.
"Saline irrigation" may not sound sexy, but Kelly Nance says she's hooked.
In Copenhagen, Denmark, which has a reputation for accommodating cyclists, Jessica Eisenbraun gets her exercise riding around the city on her steel bike, which is older than she is but easy to maintain. Biking is the fastest way around the city, she says, when you consider how long it would take to park a car or take a bus.
Former Sen. Bill Frist and former surgeon general Dr. David Satcher discuss health care reform and what can be improved.
The health care bill's passage has struck such an emotional chord that more than 10,000 people have posted comments and sometimes deeply personal stories about it on CNN.com.
Time was, if you wanted to make a time-lapse film, first you had to build a machine.
CNN iReporters across the globe document their world through time-lapse photography.
CNN iReport is excited to announce the launch of Weekend Assignment -- eight weeks of fun, creative and engaging mini-challenges we can work on together.
CNN's Errol Barnett looks at dramatic iReport video from Haiti, and notes people using social media to find loved ones.
The holiday season is in full swing and iRerporters have been documenting all the fun.
This week in iReport, we take a close look at the heavy snowfall that dropped down on many parts of the country. Some of the snow fell in places where people aren't accustomed to seeing snow. We also examine a controversial storefront Nativity display.
Team iReport takes a look at a variety of snow day pictures and a window display which is stirring up controversy.
The first major storm of the season pounded the western United States before moving eastward into the Colorado Rockies and beyond, the National Weather Service said Tuesday.
Team iReport talks about the decision to send more troops to Afghanistan, World AIDS Day, and holiday shopping.
Team iReport talks about riots on a California campus, Oprah Winfrey's announcement and cnn.com's travel photo gallery.
This week in iReport we're looking at some big news in California, as well as a momentous announcement in entertainment and your fantastic travel images.
Superstar iReporter Chris Morrow tracks down viewers at the "Twilight" sequel.
A number of CNN iReporters made sure to get in line for screenings of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," and their reaction can be summed up in one word: "More!"
Team iReport talks about a shuttle launch, a town giving a dying boy a Christmas wish and "New Moon" madness.
The iReport team visits the Berlin wall, view images from Hurricane Ida, and pay tribute to 40 years of Sesame Street.
This week in iReport, we blast off into the skies and splash into the vast waters of the Mississippi River. Take a look at how a group of college students send a weather balloon into near space. Meet iReporter Neal Moore who's documenting his journey down the Mississippi River. And check out two of our talented artists, Brixton Doyle and Jim Brenneman.
The iReport team watches a balloon burst for science, takes a ride down the Mississippi, and profiles two talented artists.
The iReport team takes a tour of the new and improved features of CNN iReport, and an 800 pound gorilla crashes the party.
What's new: Welcome to the new CNN iReport! Thank you to all 395,759 iReporters in 209 countries who have contributed 376,586 personal, shocking, sweet, urgent, impassioned, hilarious, beautiful, riveting, bizarre, smart and critically important stories to CNN's global news coverage in the past three years.
Yessica Maher of Los Angeles, California, feels let down. She had wanted to get the H1N1 vaccine for herself and her children, but that's proving to be difficult.
iReporters take on the H1N1 flu, show us how dogs are helping kids read, and we get a look into the world of Percy Von Lipinksy.
This week in iReport, see the world through the eyes of a globe-trotting iReporter, and meet a dog who helps kids learn to read. Also see the lengths some people are going to to get the H1N1 vaccine. Check out the video, or browse the stories below.
MIT students capture images from the edge of space, veterans express their concerns, and Kanye sparks a discussion on civility.
This week in iReport, we're going to infinity...and beyond! Take a look at how MIT students on a budget captured images from the edge of space. Meet four veterans and hear why their struggles at home can be as bad as those at war. And finally, iReporters weigh in on what's up with all the recent public outbursts -- and may or may not be interrupted by a special guest. Check out the video here, or get a better idea of the stories below.
This week in iReport, heavy rains saturated the Atlanta,Georgia, area and iReporters show the flooding and damage in their neighborhoods. All across the nation, iReporters tried to conserve energy by ditching their cars for a day. And grown men shoveled down grits for a world championship title. Check out the video here, or get a better idea of the stories below.
This week in iReport, we've received visually beautiful photos and a culturally beautiful story. See iReporters' gourmet home cooking, and take a look at the images that signal autumn's arrival. And be sure to take in the story of a small barbershop where customers can find common ground on controversial political issues. Check out the video here, or get a better idea of the stories below.
CNN.com's Liz Landau talks about having severe allergies and the importance of carrying an epinephrine auto-injector.
A call for Smurfs brought together 1,253 dressed-up-in-blue people in County Monaghan, Ireland. A 4,703-pound cheesecake rolled out in Mexico City. A 7-year-old Michigan boy made a ball of plastic wrap that's 11 feet across.
CNN's Hala Gorani and Nicole Lapin discuss wacky Guinness World Records, including the world's oldest stripper.
Around the world, commemorations have taken place this month to mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II.
CNN's Gerri Willis reports on a new deal for car owners.
Andrew Sable wasn't in the market for new wheels, but he says the federal "cash for clunkers" program helped him get an offer he couldn't refuse.
Armed with signs reading "no taxation without deliberation" and "stop bankrupting America," tens of thousands of people spent national tax day at organized "tea party" demonstrations across the country, protesting what some view as excessive government spending and bailouts.
Question: My wife and I hope to retire in five to seven years, but our retirement accounts got clobbered recently. We now have approximately $180,000 in cash that we need a game plan for. Can you help? --Pat C., York, Pennsylvania
As American families try to stretch their food budgets during the recession, some are turning to the backyard, rather than the grocery store, as the place to look for produce.
This week, Giyen Kim, 34, reached a personal milestone: She has lost 10 pounds since the beginning of the year.
Question: Like many people, I've seen the value of my 401(k) drop considerably over the last year. I am invested for the long haul and am willing to ride out my current losses hoping for recovery. But I'm wondering whether I should re-direct my current and future contributions into my 401(k)'s money-market option until the economy settles. Do you think that's a smart move, or should I just continue investing my new contributions into my current fund allocations? --Mike, Baltimore, Maryland
CNN.com's Tyson Wheatley discusses iReport submissions from survivors of the economic crisis.
Optimistic chants of "change" and "O-bam-A" morphed into angered shouts of "Let us in!" outside the security gates to the inauguration. These folks had tickets, and they wanted in.
iReporters Rick Haverkate and Dane Borie say thousands were refused access to the inauguration, despite having tickets.
iReporters share their images of US Airways flight 1549 before and after it crash-landed in the Hudson River.
By many eyewitness accounts, when US Airways flight 1549 crashed into the Hudson River, it looked like a completely normal landing -- except it was in the water.
In 1991, Nirvana changed American rock music with an album that featured a naked baby on the cover.
CNN.com's Katie Hawkins-Gaar looks at iReport submissions showing incredible holiday light displays.
With an outdoor display of 150,000 Christmas lights, Bob and Raquel Cox saw their electric bill increase $400 last December. This year, the couple expects to pay an even larger bill: They strung 210,000 lights outside their Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, home.
CNN.com's Lila King discusses the latest features and solicitations for iReport.com.
Memories of salvaging and stealing to avoid going hungry are part of the legacy of the Great Depression. Some iReporters say they can't help but look at the current economy and feel the past holds lessons for the present.
"At this time, we need a leader." "I would try to stop the war in Iraq because I think they should have a talk with them, not a big war."
Amid all the partisan cross talk on iReport.com, one plea that keeps coming through is for presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama to stop attacking each other and directly address the issues.
Hundreds of CNN.com users stayed up late Thursday or got up really early Friday to share their thoughts on the vice presidential debate, and for many, it wasn't lack of sleep that was contributing to the yawns.
House Minority Whip Roy Blunt says the vote on the bailout plan needs to have bipartisan support.
Congress is scrambling to approve a bailout plan to save a financial system reportedly on the brink of collapse, but iReporters aren't buying it.
Congress and the White House are trying to hammer out a $700 billion plan to bail out Wall Street and prevent an economic collapse, but iReporter Margaret Lopez thinks she has a better idea.
iReporter Gary Berman captures empty gas pumps in Marietta, Georgia.
Improving the education system. Researching alternative fuels. Nationalizing health care. Paying off the debts of the American people.
Catherine Konradt wrote "Goodbye" on an iReport.com post as she was packing to move from California to Arizona to live with her mother. "Both my husband and myself have master's degrees and can't find a job to save our lives."
People around the world who are unable to visit Ground Zero and pay their respects to September 11 victims can still find solace in contacting others through the technological wonders of their home computers. Especially if they're willing to venture into a virtual world.
Students will produce iReports that examine how hurricanes impact their community
The Republican National Convention got under way in earnest on Tuesday after a day spent nervously watching the Gulf Coast and Hurricane Gustav.
Soaring gas prices, nearing a national average of $4 per gallon, are causing long-distance commuters to burn holes in their wallets along with the fuel in their gas tanks.
Vacation season is nearly over, and kids are returning to school with the telltale tans and smiles that mean they had a wonderful and relaxing holiday.
CNN's Errol Barnett looks at the new face of 50 on iReport.com.
Will Smith has made epic blockbusters a Fourth of July tradition, and Denzel Washington is one of the most recognized faces in show business.
When you hear the name "Indiana Jones," you think of an archaeologist carrying an idol and dodging a giant boulder. When you hear about "Dow Jones," you might wonder if it's up or down that day. However, in this case, Indiana and Dow Jones are siblings, 12 and 7 years old, respectively.
Since she was 12 years old, Suzanne Africa Engo has been working to raise AIDS awareness.
Ask an adult what makes a children's book appealing, and she might talk about the colorful artwork, the clever storytelling or the lessons imparted.
Homes and other buildings in Moscow, Indiana, are in ruins after a tornado passed through the area.