Monday, June 14, 2010

Citizen Journalism At Work!The YouTube News Feed!

I was used to wait for the news hour to catch the news, in the mornings and in the evenings. Then I turned to sources like Google News, NYT Online and as such to feed my news needs. I was happy because I could catch up with the news from anywhere.
Yet there was something missing. One can read news as much as one wants but it is never the same as seeing the news.
Well here comes the solution, CitizenTube, the YouTube team will be working with the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism to track news as it breaks on YouTube. This will be a stream of breaking news from YouTube, uploaded by everyone from every walks of life.
The feed is on CitizenTube, and the YouTube team actually invites you to join in feeding the feed, become a Citizen Journalist:
if you’ve uploaded breaking news videos, please tweet them to us (@citizentube), and include as much context as you’re able to give. And we’d love to hear your feedback about this project in the comments sections of CitizenTube. Our goal with this news feed is to learn more about the news ecosystem on YouTube -- and who better to teach us than people like you.

YouTube Blog: The YouTube News Feed: What’s happening now?


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