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Pew Study: People Tune to YouTube for News

A new study from the Pew Research Center found that YouTube is emerging as a strong force in the news world. While the majority of people still turn on the TV for major events, the report found that because YouTube allows a user to interact with news organizations via video they have shot, its audience is growing.

“There’s a new form of video journalism on this platform,” Amy Mitchell, deputy director for Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, told the AP. “It’s a form in which the relationship between news organizations and citizens is more dynamic and more multiverse than we’ve seen in most other platforms before.”

Other key findings from the study:

  • Personalities aren’t what draws viewers, as 65 percent of the top news videos were without a specific, identifiable individual
  • The most popular videos capture natural disasters
  • Almost 40 percent of news videos came from citizens’ footage
  • The median length of the most popular news videos was two minutes

 

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.