The Center for Investigative Reporting will soon have a new way of sharing watchdog journalism with the masses: An investigative YouTube Channel.

The organization announced today that, in partnership with the Investigative News Network, it will use $800,000 from the Knight Foundation to create a channel that will feature video from contributors like NPR, ABC News, The New York Times, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Center for Public Integrity, American University Investigative Workshop, Independent Television Service and, of course, its own video.

According to a press release, CIR also plans to take submissions from freelance journalists and independent filmmakers.

Social media is a key element of the new project, which CIR and INN will use to engage an audience and promote the journalism.  Read more