Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Citizen Journalists Take Note !

An interesting item in Reuters today:

"The world's top purveyor of Internet video has launched YouTube Direct, whereby TV and online news editors can obtain video from so-called "citizen journalists" -- and even request such video be shot by amateurs seeking attention."

Here's YouTube 'splaining YouTube Direct in more detail:

Connecting citizens and journalists with YouTube Direct
Built from our APIs, this open source application lets media organizations enable customized versions of YouTube's upload platform on their own websites.

... and PC World's take on it !

YouTube Direct: Why Citizen Journalists Shouldn't Care
Great news, citizen journalists! Not only do the mainstream media have a condescending name for your ilk, but they now have a tool to help them swipe your videos, thanks to YouTube!

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