YouTube’s fantastic resources for journos

One of the many things I love about my job is that I get to spend an inordinate amount of the day on YouTube.  

Most people I know are not subscribers, but it really does give a far richer experience than simply dropping by, not least because once you start subscribing to channels, every time you log in you get told when they have uploaded new content.

Increasingly, agencies have their own channels, and it’s a great way of seeing their latest work.

And it’s also a great way of stumbling upon useful new resources.

For instance, I follow Google’s Matt Cutts on YouTube. This week he flagged up a brilliant resource on YouTube that I had no idea about

There’s a wonderful section for journalists called Reporters Center. It aggregates videos from across YouTube offering journalists tips on the art and craft of reporting, particularly video and citizen journalism.

A couple of examples:

There’s useful advice on how to use Google Maps in news reporting:


How to interview people:

But there’s an awful lot more.

For any journalist or would-be journalist, well worth spending some time with.

Tim Burrowes


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