Tuesday 30 June 2009

YouTube launches reporters' centre for CJs

YouTube has launched the Reporters' Center aimed at improving the standards of Citizen Journalists by giving them tips from professional journalists such as the Washington Post's Bob Woodward.
The new site asks: "Ever captured a natural disaster or a crime on your cell-phone camera? Filmed a political rally or protest, and then interviewed the participants afterward? Produced a story about a local issue in your community? If you've done any of these things or aspire to, then you're part of the enormous community of citizen reporters on YouTube, and this channel is for you.
"The YouTube Reporters' Center is a new resource to help you learn more about how to report the news. It features some of the nation's top journalists and news organizations sharing instructional videos with tips and advice for better reporting.
"If you have experiences on reporting the news yourself and would like to share your tips, feel free to submit them for inclusion on this page."
As you can see by the spelling Reporters' Center is very much US-based.
Story tip via Tim Gopsill

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