Posts Tagged ‘YouTube’

Are you YouTube’s next celebrity vlogger?

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Huge video sharing website YouTube is offering users an opportunity to become “internet stars” by entering their video blogging competition.

The YouTube Next Vlogger contest is part of the company’s Next Creator initiative which seeks to help promising artistes develop their skills and build up a following.

The competition is open to candidates from Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and America.

Video blogging is one of the most popular types of activity on YouTube where almost anyone can submit film on topics ranging from accounts of the riots which occurred in the UK last summer, reviews of new movies and music albums to instructional “how to” blogs.

Read the full story on the Mashable.com website: http://mashable.com/2012/03/29/youtube-vlogging-contest/.

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03 2012

Will Google and YouTube be the journalism of 2020?

Sourced by Blogging Innovation:

Americans are so used to freedom of speech that it’s easy to forget what the concept launched in the USA. 200 years ago anybody who could access a printing press, of any size, could produce a newspaper. That [w]as revolutionary. Citizen journalism was the norm, and there were literally thousands of newspapers. That situation remained very true well into the 1900s. Eventually acquisitions led to consolidation and a dramatic reduction in the number of newspapers.

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06 2010

Citizen journalism…shhhh!

A San Francisco publication, SF Weekly, points out the social hazards surrounding citizen journalism. Alexia Tsotsis writes in the SF Weekly blog The Snitch:

Sometimes this new media transition thing can be so, how you say, awkward.

Awkward though it may be, the following story (assuming it is true) may have greater consequence. It follows a trend that highlights YouTube’s serious intention to develop citizen journalism. In the past few days, we’ve seen the debut of CitizenTube’s News Feed and the addition of video editing tools on the site. Here’s the latest to add to the list:

According to SFAppeal blogger Eve Batey, Google-owned video aggregator YouTube is up to some hush hush citizen journalism project here in our very own San Francisco. Apparently part of a select group of “San Francisco bloggers, writers, and digital journalists,” Batey received the below vague email earlier today…click here to see it.

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06 2010

YouTube brings video editing to the cloud

YouTube EditorYouTube has, once again, radically reduced the costs involved in creating and sharing video online.  It has released a web-based, video editing tool that is tightly integrated with its hosting services.  This further reduces the costs and complications of video-based citizen journalism.

While YouTube has been the primary place to share video online (they receive 24 hours of video every minute of every day), many people still use desktop-based tools to edit and compress their video before uploading.  This workflow carries two costs.  Obvious is the expense of software itself.  Some of these tools come pre-packaged with computers (Windows Movie Maker and iMovie), but others are expensive (Pinnacle and Final Cut Express).  Second, and more importantly, are the costs of owning hardware capable of editing video.  Working with HD video takes massive quantities of hard drive space and a fast CPU.

YouTube’s online editor changes all that.

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17

06 2010

YouTube starts citizen journalism feed

June 18 2009 Protest in Iran

Citizen journalism has won a new, powerful editor. In fact, it might be the largest editor of all.

YouTube now curates a news feed to organize and showcase newsworthy videos uploaded on its site. The YouTube News Feed is a joint project with the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Starting this summer, the CitizenTube website says it will stream constant video and focus on three priorities: strong visuals, breaking news and unorthodox mediums.

This is great news for citizen journalism for two reasons.

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06 2010