Some of the biggest news stories of recent times have played out on YouTube—we’ve been transfixed by citizen-uploaded footage
coming out of the Middle East, gained unique perspectives on natural disasters thanks to on-the-spot reporting
and security cameras
, and seen citizens document elections
via video to ensure fair process. This growing volume of news-related video has contributed to the now 72 hours of content uploaded to YouTube every minute.
In this age of abundant content and short attention spans, thoughtful analysis and rigorous reporting is more important than ever before. That’s why we’re so pleased that investigative reporting now has a new home on YouTube—The I Files. Curated by the Center for Investigative Reporting with funding from the Knight Foundation, The I Files will be a hub and community for investigative journalism on the web, showcasing reporting that digs deep into stories, gives background to complex issues, and reveals details that help us make better sense of our world.
Contributors to The I Files include such luminary media outlets as The New York Times
, ABC News
and Al Jazeera
, and organizations like the Investigative News Network
and their member non-profit news organizations like the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting
, the Center for Public Integrity
, and the Investigative Workshop at American University
Subscribe to youtube.com/ifiles to get the best of online investigative journalism delivered to you as it happens.