Thursday, July 02, 2009

YouTube's 'School of Journalism'

Following weeks of intense and on-the-scene reports from the streets and cities of Iran made possible by those using camera phones and Twitter feeds, YouTube has announced the creation of a Reporter's Channel - but is it to help reporters who need ideas from the non-professional or just a way to insure traditional media is included in citizen-led reporting?

The San Francisco Chronicle has details of the channel, and a list of their contributors, who include folks from Newsweek, the AP, Time, the Washington Post and many more traditional news services.

The full list is here -- and here are some more samples of those who will 'contribute':

-- 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
-- Jon Resnick, Planning Editor, Associated Press
-- Jon Sawyer, Executive Director, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
-- Scott Simon, Weekend Edition, NPR

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