YouTube launches Newswire for eyewitness accounts
In order to compete with Snapchat and Periscope's live stream capabilities, YouTube has announced that it will be featuring the most relevant and accurate eyewitness content and first-person videos. YouTube:
With the Newswire, we hope to provide journalists with an invaluable resource to discover news video around major events, and to highlight eyewitness video that offers new perspectives on important news stories.
In a partnership with Storyful, a fact-checking website for social media news stories, YouTube will launch Newswire alongside the The First Draft Coalition, a responsible journalism platform, and the Witness Media Lab, who specialize in cases involving police brutality.