Are you familiar with the concept of citizen journalism? If not, then let me tell you that it involves public participation in collecting and reporting news. YouTube`s CitizenTube is a very similar concept. It can be regarded as a channel of YouTube, which features news and videos given by amateur audience.
Now, CitizenTube will be updated more frequenltly and so a lot more news can be seen over there. The best part is that CitizenTube will always have a video associated with a news.
The feature is being implemented with the partnership of YouTube with the University of California at Graduate School of Journalism in Berkeley. Their main focuss will be to track the breaking news. And yes, freshness will be given priority.
Well, now the question arises if it can give a fight to Google news. However, it could certainly become a great source of video news.