YouTube introduces investigative journalism channel

I Files brings a primary platform for citizen journalism on YouTube

August 2, 2012
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In between watching skateboarding dogs and cats doing cat things, YouTube users can now watch a new channel focused on investigative journalism.

The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) is helping to launch the new “I Files” channel, which will curate videos from The New York Times and Al Jazeera.

The channel’s purpose is to promote user-created content and citizen journalism, which has seen becoming a growing source of news for the average citizen.

“That’s our assignment at The I Files,” wrote 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.”

Source: TechCrunch

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