YouTube has announced that it is now committed to supporting the future of journalism. The announcement was made in YouTube’s “Supporting the news industry and next-generation journalists on YouTube” issue. Let’s learn more about it.


YouTube says that over the past few years it has “seen more and more people turn to YouTube every day to get their news.” which is why YouTube wants to connect its community to authoritative, trustworthy content. YouTube believes that it has “a responsibility to support innovation and a sustainable ecosystem.

Following which it has been working alongside news organizations from around the world both through YouTube’s products that help news partners reach audiences and monetize their video content, as well as through “grants and training programs as part of the Google News Initiative.” In April, it opened applications for two new programs focused on supporting the next generation of reporters and newsrooms.

YouTube as part of their Creator Program for Independent Journalists, has officially announced selection of nearly 50 independent journalists and over 40 digital-first newsrooms across the programs.

In total there are 49 partners around the world who are currently working closely with YouTube as part of the Creator Program for Independent Journalists. Click here to see the full list.

As for the Sustainability Lab, it “supports news organizations as they build sustainable digital video business models across a variety of themes.Click here to see the full list of the selected participants.

YouTube’s goal is to work together with the industry and help journalists and newsrooms thrive on the platform.  YouTube says, “We also hope to learn from our first set of participants how we can further improve and iterate on these programs for future classes. Our goal is to work together with the industry and help journalists and newsrooms thrive on YouTube.