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News Superstars Give Reporting Tips at New YouTube Site

YouTube launches YouTube Reporters’ Center, a new video site where news superstars like Katie Couric provide reporting tips for citizen journalists. Here are just some of the interviewees and their subject matter:

YouTube is also looking for other partners as noted in the full press release below.

Here is a key paragraph from the press release:

“For the first time on YouTube, veteran journalists are making themselves openly available to aspiring  eporters around the world who want to report on the news and events happening around them,” said Steve Grove, head of news and politics at YouTube. “As current events demonstrate on a daily basis, citizen-reporting on YouTube is a critical part of today’s media landscape – and the YouTube Reporters’ Center will help foster an even more productive relationship between professionals and these aspiring reporters.”

Here is the complete YouTube press release:

In partnership with several top news and media organizations, YouTube™ announced today the launch of the YouTube Reporters’ Center, a dedicated channel that features how-to videos on news reporting created by some of the industry’s most respected journalists and media experts. A one-stop-shop for journalism training online, the YouTube Reporters’ Center covers a wide range of topics, from preparing for interviews, to fact-checking, to journalistic ethics.

See below for a complete list of the journalists and media organizations who are partnering with YouTube on the launch of the Reporters’ Center.

“For the first time on YouTube, veteran journalists are making themselves openly available to aspiring  eporters around the world who want to report on the news and events happening around them,” said Steve Grove, head of news and politics at YouTube. “As current events demonstrate on a daily basis, citizen-reporting on YouTube is a critical part of today’s media landscape – and the YouTube eporters’ Center will help foster an even more productive relationship between professionals and these aspiring reporters.”

Visitors to the center can browse through over two dozen how-to videos made by the experts for the  eporters’ Center. Citizens with reporting experiences are invited to share the lessons they’ve learned by adding their own how-to videos for inclusion on the site.

News organizations who are not currently YouTube partners can apply to the YouTube
partner program, through a new outreach program launched today as well – for more
details, please read this blog post.

Participating journalists and media organizations contributing videos to the YouTube Reporters’ Center:
Participating journalists and news organizations contributing videos to the Reporters’ Center:
• Bill Adair, Editor, Politifact
• Nathalie Applewhite, Associate Director, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
• Donna Cassata, Editor, Associated Press
• Chris Cillizza, Political Reporter and Author of “The Fix” blog, The Washington Post
• Kate Connolly, Reporter, Newsweek
• Katie Couric, CBS Evening News
• Jim Drinkard, Accountability Editor, Associated Press
• Kwame Dawes, Journalist, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
• Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post
• Michael Isikoff, Investigative Correspondent, Newsweek
• Riz Khan, The Riz Khan Show, Al-Jazeera English
• Nicholas Kristof, Columnist, The New York Times
• Andre Lambertson, Journalist, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
• Dana Milbank, Political Reporter and Author of the “Washington Sketch” column, The
Washington Post
• Beth Murphy, journalist, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
• Lizzie O’Leary, Washington Correspondent for Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg
• Adam Pasick, Editor of Reuters.com, Reuters
• Jon Resnick, Planning Editor, Associated Press
• Jon Sawyer, Executive Director, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
• Scott Simon, Weekend Edition, NPR
• Tavis Smiley, The Tavis Smiley Show, PBS
• Josh Tyrangiel, Managing Editor of Time.com, Time Magazine
• Bob Woodward, journalist, The Washington Post
• Dean Wright, Global Editor, Ethics, Innovation and News Standards, Reuters
• Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook
• The Citizen Media Law Project
• HowCast
• The UpTake
• Witness

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