YouTube Launches Citizen Journalism Platform

The YouTube launched on Tuesday the Direct, a new feature that allows users to climb your videos directly on news sites often use collaborative material.

Initially available to the pages of NPR (National Public Radio) , Politico , the San Francisco Chronicle and Huffington Post, to tool displays as a button that allows the surfer to upload a video directly from the page you are visiting, preventing it “disappear” among millions of others who are posted daily.

Across posts appear as a list to the responsible for the site, which can approve or disapprove them for display according to their editorial line.

For YouTube the new feature promises to give another boost to journalism done by the user, who won the space of a time now with the election of Barack Obama or protests made ​​in Iran. The most Direct competitor’s iReport, CNN, which also allows users to send directly their productions to the news network.