Youtube source for news - study

New York - A new study finds that YouTube is emerging as a major platform for news, one to which viewers increasingly turn for eyewitness videos in times of major events and natural disasters.

The Pew Research Centre Project for Excellence in Journalism on Monday released its examination of 15 months of the most popular news videos on the Google-owned site. It found that while viewership for TV news still easily outpaces those consuming news on YouTube, the video-sharing site is a growing digital environment where professional journalism mingles with citizen content.

The appeals court rebuffed a Google appeal on a secondary issue in the case, finding that YouTube had failed to act promptly enough to takedown infringing videos in seven of 12 cases brought before the court.

More than a third of the most-watched videos studied came from citizens. Though more than half of the most-watched videos came from news organisations, footage in those videos sometimes incorporated footage shot by YouTube users. - Sapa-AP