More and more news is being made not by professional journalists but by bystanders and participants in news events who happen to be in the right place at the right time, with a smartphone in their pocket.
More often than not, the eyewitness videos they shoot end up on YouTube. Now YouTube is moving to take a more direct role in shaping how journalists use that video.
Today, the company is rolling out YouTube Newswire, a feed of the “most newsworthy eyewitness videos of the day,” according to Olivia Ma of Google’s News Lab, who penned a blog post on the initiative. The videos will be verified by editors at Storyful, a “social news agency” that will be YouTube’s partner on the Newswire venture.
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