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YouTube Direct Gives News Orgs A Way To Accept User-Submitted Videos


By www - Posted on 17 November 2009

Love it or hate it, there's no doubt that "citizen journalism" — the trend where 'regular people' record video, snap photos, and tweet live from breaking news events —  is quickly gaining steam. One of the biggest catalysts for the trend has been YouTube, which gives people an easy way to upload and share the video footage they shoot from the heat of the action. And while we've seen some media sites, like CNN's iReport, attempt to take advantage of this user submitted content, many news sites haven't found a good way to integrate it. Today, YouTube is launching a new application that looks to make this easy for all media organizations. Dubbed YouTube Direct, the new open source application will allow news orgs to integrate a video upload tool directly into their sites, where they can accept and review user uploaded footage.

The new tool will allow news organizations to screen video uploads as they come in, and use the best clips for their broadcasts and on their websites.