YouTube becomes a major news source: study
16 Jul 2012
YouTube is emerging as a major platform for news, according to a new study.
The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism released an examination of 15 months of the most popular news videos on the Google Inc-owned site.
It found that while viewership for TV news still easily outpaced YouTube, the video-sharing site was a growing environment where professional journalism mingled with citizen content.
“There’s a new form of video journalism on this platform,” said Amy Mitchell, deputy director of the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.
“It’s a form in which the relationship between news organisations and citizens is more dynamic and more multiverse than we’ve seen in most other platforms before.”
More than a third of the most-watched videos came from citizens. More than half came from news organisations,….”