The I Files YouTube channel is now live. The latest multimedia project from the Center from Investigative Reporting combines video from media partners, freelancers and filmmakers to create a hub for investigative video online. (Read our previous coverage).
With today’s launch, the first investigative videos have been added to the curated channel:
- The Hidden Cost of Hamburgers – CIR
- Jane Doe 1 – CIR
- Syrian Army Steps up attack on rebels in Aleppo – BBC
- Death in the Lab – CIR
- Why Would Anyone Kill Kate? – ABC News
- Punched Out | Part I – New York Times
- Thailand bomb squad – Berkeley journalism student Mark Oltmanns
- Watergate – Investigating Power
- Too Young to Wed: The Secret World of Child Brides – The Pulitzer Center
The I Files will also provide element of learning and growth for the wider community. According to a press release from the organization, CIR will be looking at YouTube data and analytics to help the inform the investigative reporters about best practices in web video.
Students who are interested in investigative reporting will also have a chance to submit their best videos for a chance at winning a $2,500 prize. The deadline for that contest is Oct. 31 and finalists will be chosen by a public vote.