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iReport roundtable: Boot camp, Week 2

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • iReport boot camp, calls on iReporters to polish storytelling, get stories on CNN.com
  • Boot camp roundtable gives the boot campers a chance to get live feedback from our experts
  • Last week's topic was picking a story, hosted by CNN.com's senior supervising producer
  • The roundtable begins at 2 p.m. ET
RELATED TOPICS
  • iReport.com
  • Journalism

Editor's note: This roundtable is now closed. Thank you to everyone who joined us. To see what was said during the discussion, please scroll down to the comments section. If you have a question about boot camp, please post it here.

(CNN) -- Please join us today at 2 p.m. ET for part two of our series of CNN iReport boot camp roundtable discussions. Today's topic will be finding sources.

Finding credible sources and fact-checking are key to the storytelling process and necessary before conducting interviews. So that's the focus of week two of CNN iReport boot camp, where iReporters work with CNN experts and the iReport community for seven weeks, building a story from start to finish.

CNN researchers Emily Smith and Katie Glaeser will be giving feedback on 10 submissions to the find your sources assignment, and everyone will have a chance to ask Smith, Glaeser and CNN.com writer John Sutter questions.

We will focus on these 10 for the first half of the roundtable, answering questions pertaining to those iReports. After that, we will open the floor for any questions about picking a story.

You can be a part of the discussion, even if you didn't participate in the boot camp assignments. Just check out Sutter's post on digging up sources and Smith and Glaeser's post on fact-checking, and have your questions ready. You can also read last week's tips on picking a story by CNN.com Senior Supervising Producer Manuel Perez.

In addition to our expert advice and feedback, we have picked a handful of iReporters, called Core iReporters, to give their thoughts about several of this week's submissions.

These Core iReporters have selected their top submissions for this week's assignment, which you can read about in the photo gallery above. These Core iReporters were chosen by the iReport staff because of the journalism skills they have shown through their iReports.

Click through the gallery to see what these Core iReporters had to say for week two of boot camp. And at 2 p.m. ET, please come back to the comments section below for our roundtable discussion.

And if you are wondering how to tell who from CNN is joining in on this roundtable conversation, just look for the photos with CNN written under our smiling faces. Let the discussion begin!

 
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