Opinion YouTube’s fantastic resources for journos November 18, 2009 11:10 by Tim Burrowes 4 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 Tim Burrowes Tim Burrowes is the founder and content director of Mumbrella. He's written about media and marketing in Australia, the Middle East and the UK. topics Google, journalism, matt cutts, Video, YouTube Share Tweet Share Comments: 4 Add Comment Simon T Small 18 Nov 09 Very nice, handy for organisations thinking about getting into social media too. Reply Gerry 18 Nov 09 And what about YouTube Direct, Tim? Journos can put out calls for news-based CGM (keeps those pesky newsroom overhaeds down too eh?) Gerry http://prdisasters.com/youtube.....ournalism/ Reply Gerry 18 Nov 09 Sorry, doesnt help me with spelling overheads! G Reply Have your say Name Email Address (optional) Website (optional) ADVERTISEMENT Most Discussed 62 Comments ADMA faces calls for boycott for Trump “support” 39 Comments Facebook streaming numbers plummet 94% after Nielsen recalibration 28 Comments Don Smallgoods wants to feature Aussie ‘Dons’ in latest campaign 25 Comments How Facebook and Twitter have turned the Australian public into pirates 23 Comments Remember the time McDonald’s created the #DownUnderBigMac hashtag and nobody used it?