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YouTube as a Source of ‘Visual Journalism’

YouTube may seem like nothing more than a go-to for funny cats and wannabe singers who help pass the time. But there is a new way to start thinking about YouTube: a news source.

TechCrunch recently posted an article explaining how YouTube has become a form of ‘visual journalism.’ Instead of searching ‘Nyan Cat’, YouTubers have been busily searching news related items, many of them contributed by citizens.

Check out the original TechCrunch blog to  learn more about the findings from the Pew Research Center.