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“YouTube is helping to launch a new channel with the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). The new “I Files” channel will curate videos from sources such as The New York Times, Al Jazeera, BBC, in a attempt to bring some much needed attention to the fledgling investigative journalism space.

 

The I Files team cites recent evidence that user-generated content on YouTube is a growing source of serious news for the average citizen. “That’s our assignment at The I Files,” writes Stephen Talbot for the Bay Citizen, “to be timely and relevant, to provide an outlet for a citizen journalist who captures an incredible moment on camera, but above all to dig deeper and to present well-reported and engaging stories that offer real information and insights.”

 

 

Read full article here: 

http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/01/youtube-gets-an-investigative-news-channel/

 

Read also:

http://www.baycitizen.org/blogs/baybridges/cir-launches-youtubes-first-news-channel/

 

Visit the “I Files” Channel: http://www.youtube.com/ifiles

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