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YouTube study shows the future: citizen-filmed news

This week a study has been released by Pew Research Center surrounding YouTube’s viewership over a period of 15 months and have found citizens, not news organizations, to be holding the gold metal for most viewed videos. While it remains clear that non-web-based television is still the top gun as far as video-based news goes, YouTube’s viewership loves everyday Joe-made news clips more than they like news corporations’ take on everyday goings-on around the world. Is it possible that one day we’ll rely on individuals on the scene at big events rather than a news van to pick up and report on happenings in real time?