In this do it yourself world, learning to report on YouTube

Google's YouTube has started a new feature called YouTube Reporters' Center.

Google's YouTube has started a new feature called YouTube Reporters' Center.

Yesterday, Google launched a new outlet as part of it’s video sharing site YouTube called “YouTube’s Reporters’ Center: Helping You Report The News”.

Who some might ask, is it helping? The site seems geared towards helping citizen journalists learn to report all on their own with Katie Couric breaking down the keys to a good interview or Bob Woodward talking about investigative journalism. Yes, the basics you often learn in J-School or in a communications program.

At the same time many of us working journos could only aspire to have the careers of the site’s illustrious teachers, so a lesson about the basics tinged with some real life experiences might help the pros as well.

So am I a little naive in thinking that a working journo benefit could benefit from the site, are the tips the professionals?

See for yourself, check out the site and come back here and tell us what you thought of YouTube’s new feature.