YouTube Launches Channel for Citizen Journalists

TV, online outlets can request, obtain video via YouTube Direct.

Last Updated: November 17, 2009 @ 5:24 AM

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.

Read more from the Hollywood Reporter.