YouTube offers reporting tips from top journalists

Jun 29, 2009
YouTube opened an online journalism training hub on Monday featuring tips from some of the top names in the business including Bob Woodward of Watergate fame. The YouTube Reporters' Center, located at youtube.com/reporterscenter, hosts a series of short video tutorials on subjects such as investigative journalism, citizen journalism, journalism ethics and how to conduct an interview.

YouTube opened an online journalism training hub on Monday featuring tips from some of the top names in the business including Bob Woodward of Watergate fame.

The Reporters' Center, located at youtube.com/reporterscenter, hosts a series of short video tutorials on subjects such as investigative journalism, citizen journalism, journalism ethics and how to conduct an interview.

The five-minute video on investigative journalism is presented by Woodward, who along with a fellow Washington Post reporter uncovered the Watergate scandal which led to president Richard Nixon's resignation.

CBS News anchorwoman Katie Couric offers tips on "how to conduct a good interview" while Ariana Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post website, talks about "."

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof provides instruction on reporting from a conflict zone "without getting shot."

Other tutorials include "How to Capture Breaking News on Your Cell Phone" and "How to Build Your Audience on YouTube."

YouTube described the venture as a bid to help "citizen reporters" learn more about how to report the news.

The Google-owned video-sharing site also invited users with reporting experience to upload "how-to" videos to YouTube to "share your knowledge with citizen journalists around the world."

(c) 2009 AFP

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