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Video Journalism Startup Adds AOL Channel

As a reminder of just how much competition Al Jazeera America faces for eyeballs, well beyond the currently heralded VICE, consider AOL On. The nascent network features a wide array of news content, to which it has just added a dedicated Storyhunter channel.

Storyhunter, a startup based in Brooklyn, is focused mainly on reporting from Mexico, Central and South America. Like VICE, it provides international stringers with the funding and resources to report on feature stories. From a TubeFilter report about the AOL On channel launch:

“Our platform harnesses the cost­-effectiveness and global access of citizen journalism and integrates it with the best practices of professional journalism,” said Storyhunter co-founder Jaron Gilinsky. “Pro­sourcing means that you get the context and credibility that news viewers are looking for, as well as the authenticity and originality of crowdsourcing.”

At press time, there were 27 Storyhunter videos on the AOL channel page; Storyhunter is also currently being streamed on Spanish and Portuguese-language Yahoo channels. And, if you’re in the market, the company has some pretty cool-sounding job openings.

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