YouTube to spend money on two new journalism tasks
YouTube is spending $7 million to fund two new packages to assist journalists trying to construct an viewers on YouTube.
That is the primary time YouTube is investing in journalism independently of the $300 million Google has devoted to journalism packages by way of its Google Information Initiative.
The primary is the “Creator Program for Impartial Journalists.”
“For impartial journalists who need to begin their very own YouTube channels. This system gives coaching for video manufacturing and entrepreneurial enterprise growth. YouTube will give grants globally for as much as $50,000 for 40-60 journalists.”
The second is the “Sustainability Lab for Digital-First Newsrooms.”
“A brand new program that focuses on serving to digital-first newsrooms construct sustainable enterprise fashions on YouTube. YouTube will give 20-30 digital-first newsrooms grants value as much as $200,000. Newsrooms will get entry to specialists to assist them study video journalism finest practices.”
Tim Katz, head of reports partnerships at YouTube mentioned:
We see our customers coming to the platform and in search of information. We consider it’s our duty to these customers to offer them entry to authoritative information and data.”
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