From TV Week:
YouTube appears to be going all in on citizen journalism. The company today announced three new initiatives “designed to expand the video-sharing site’s role in new media journalism, including eyewitness news,” TechCrunch reports. “Most notably, the company is launching a service called YouTube Newswire in partnership with social news agency Storyful, which will introduce a curated and verified feed of the day’s most newsworthy events being published to YouTube.”
YouTube’s Storyful partnership dates back to the protests in Tahrir Square in 2011, the report notes, with previous joint efforts including CitizenTube, YouTube Politics and YouTube Human Rights Channel.