MSM Gives Up - Joins UsSubmitted by IMissLiberty on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 17:12
You know how the MSM missed the real story of the last primary? Apparently, they've had time to figure it out by watching YouTube. Or maybe it's because, when I answer surveys, I tell them I don't watch the news anymore.
This from The Hollywood Reporter:
"The world's top purveyor of Internet video has launched YouTube Direct, whereby TV and online news editors can obtain video from so-called "citizen journalists" -- and even request such video be shot by amateurs seeking attention.
It's not entirely about celebrities, of course. Many news outlets will be seeking disaster footage, for example, or rowdy behavior at political town hall meetings.
News outlets seeking footage can announce it in a variety of ways, including via call-out videos posted at YouTube. When a YouTube user has video they think will interest the mainstream media, it can make it easy for editors, producers and journalists to contact them.
"News organizations always want to verify the content they use," said Steve Grove, head of news and politics at YouTube."