YouTube launches channel for citizen journalists
The popular video Web site YouTube has launched an innovative news channel to promote citizen journalism. The site, called Citizen News, can be used by anyone with a story captured on video camera.
Citizen journalists interested in posting a story must first subscribe to the site at http://www.youtube.com/citizennews. After videos are posted, other users can view them and leave comments.
In a video introduction of the site, Olivia Ma, the site’s news editor, encouraged users to post their stories from around the world, and gave as examples successful postings reported by citizen journalist students at UC Santa Cruz, who run an online TV program aimed at their community, and a citizen journalist from Sudan, who uses YouTube to publish stories from Southern Sudan.
The new site is an addition to YouTube’s already existing news video sites. Already more than 350 users have subscribed to Citizen News.
To learn more, go to http://www.youtube.com/citizennews.
(sursa: International Journalists' Network)
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