YouTube channel honors fallen journalists

May 16, 2011
Google on Monday launched a YouTube channel honoring fallen journalists and enhanced its online news pages. Google teamed with the Newseum based in Washington, DC on a Journalists Memorial channel dedicated to the works and lives of those around the world who have died while reporting news.

Google on Monday launched a YouTube channel honoring fallen journalists and enhanced its online news pages.

Google teamed with the Newseum based in Washington, DC on a Memorial dedicated to the works and lives of those around the world who have died while reporting news.

"The risks and sacrifices that many have made in order to provide us with accurate information are remarkable," Steve Grove of YouTube News and Politics said in a blog post.

"Their stories are incredible: heading into a street battle with no weapon other than your camera; talking about politics over the radio, only to be beaten to death with iron bars by a group of thugs on the way to work."

The channel at youtube.com/journalistsmemorial was described as a digital version of the annual Newseum Journalist Memorial devoted to remembering news reporters who died doing their in the preceding year.

on Monday also enhanced its online news.google.com website to provide "greater story diversity with less clutter."

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