Talbot further states, "With The I Files, we hope to create a community of engaged viewers and video journalists who share a passion for discovering how the world really works and how it can change."The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is funding the project while YouTube and its parent company, Google are providing a platform for the channel's launch.
YouTube has become a source of news and information, especially in times of disaster - whether natural (a volcanic eruption in Iceland) or unnatural (the recent mass shooting in Aurora, Colo.).This was confirmed in a new study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Findings in the Pew report reveal that though TV still tops the news source for most Americans, there's been a growing trend whereby more people are turning to YouTube that has established itself as a rapidly expanding platform for "a new form of video journalism.
Here's a glimpse of what I Files is about.