Google Taps Storyful for YouTube Newswire

YouTube Newswire
Courtesy of YouTube

YouTube unveiled a new curated section of verified eyewitness videos called the YouTube Newswire Thursday to give journalists and news junkies alike direct access to newsworthy raw footage from around the world. At launch, YouTube Newswire featured videos about the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, storms in Oklahoma and the war in Syria.

YouTube Newswire is being curated by Storyful, a Dublin, Ireland-based news verification startup that was acquired by News Corp. in 2013. YouTube has been collaborating with Storyful since 2011, and the company has also been verifying social-media eyewitness accounts for Facebook’s curated Newswire feed.

In addition to launching YouTube Newswire, the Google-owned video service also began to work with the First Draft Coalition, a new group of news verification experts looking to develop guidelines and tools to verify videos, photos and tweets from eyewitnesses to news events.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Digital News from Variety