YouTube announced YouTube Newswire, a partnership with Storyful to provide a curated news feed with verified stories. According to the official blog, this grew out of the proliferation of user-generated YouTube videos that are already being used to support news reporting.
One of the challenges with the deluge of user-generated content, however, is understanding how to verify the stories. To wit, YouTube is gathering a coalition of thought leaders to create resources, training and case studies on how to verify stories in the digital information age.
YouTube Newswire is already live and include curated stories about the shooting at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, S.C., a story that is currently unfolding. Other stories include #WorldRefugeDay and the monsoon in Dubai.
Readers: What are your initial thoughts on YouTube Newswire?