YouTube Debuts Citizen News Channel

May 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Citizen Media, News Podcasts, Video, Vlogs

YouTube’s newly-minted News Manager Olivia M. has announced the launch of a citizen journalism channel on the site, called Citizen News.

Explains Olivia, the proliferation of inexpensive and easy-to-use media tools (blog engines, video cameras, multi-function mobile phones, etc.) has sparked a boom in user-generated news coverage. “[T]here’s an amazing amount of news being reported on YouTube every single day by citizens in all corners of the globe.”

Citizen News asks for viewers as well as citizen journalists to point out good examples of “journalism and reporting,” and also sharing ideas for the new channel at .

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