Now that so many people use social media as their primary means of keeping up with local and global events, YouTube Newswire was recently launched as a dedicated social media news platform.
The channel is curated by journalists from Storyful, who round up stories that have to do with the basics: current news, weather and politics. Playlists are organized by location, so it's easy to tap into the happenings of a region that's most relevant to you.
Now that the Internet provides the chance for everyone to become a reporter by capturing first-person footage, reports are becoming real-time and authentic. Although not everything that is shared online can be trusted, YouTube assures that its Storyline journalists will be able to make the distinction to ensure that the crowdsourced news will be entirely credible.