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Katie Couric's Top Citizen Journalism Moments on YouTube

Docs & Non-Fiction (News, Politics)
[ 3:33 - from YouTube ]

In the midst of the debate over whether online video has been stealing viewers and thunder from the Boob Tube, the CBS Nightly News anchor honors YouTube’s fifth birthday by spotlighting five videos that illustrate the power of the platform, from footage of protests in Burma to the killing of an Iranian woman during elections to video shot during the Sichuan earthquake. Government censorship in all three countries would otherwise forbid the world from seeing – or even knowing about - such events. Today, thanks to "citizen journalists," says Couric, YouTube provides "a window into a world many of us would never otherwise see." 

Melissa Roth

eGuider: Melissa Roth
Journalist, Author, Web Producer

Melissa Roth has written story extensions and webisodes for HBO shows including Entourage, Big Love, Sex & the City and John from Cincinnati. The author of two books (On the Loose and The Left Stuff), has written for The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and Self magazine. She is currently producing two web series, Miss Beasley's Pick-Up School for Girls and Byron's Barcalounger.

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