CNN iReport, the five-year-old platform for citizen journalists to upload and share photos and videos, will become something of a "social network for news" with its imminent redesign, says Lila King, Participation Director of CNN Digital, in this interview with Beet.TV.

She explains some of the site's new functionality, which will be launched this fall.

Today, CNN's iReport is celebrating its fifth-year anniversary with meetups of iReporters around the world.

Here is our first interview with King, published on Sunday, about the growth of iReport and its evolving role in news gathering for and the television cable network.

Andy Plesser