YouTube launches Reporters’ Center


Over the weekend, YouTube launched a new section on its website where top journalists and media experts give advice on reporting and news gathering to aspiring citizen reporters.

Dubbed Reporters’ Center, it offers a selection of instructional videos with some of the industry’s experts giving seminars on reporting methods, such as how to conduct interviews, how to verify facts and, lessons on journalistic principles.

Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, Katie Couric of CBS News, Scott Simon of NPR and Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post are among those sharing their expertise through the new section.

An example of the kind of instruction available at the Reporters’ Center: