ITN PRODUCTIONS “TRUTHLOADER” CHANNEL LAUNCHES ON YOUTUBE
Truthloader, a brand new citizen journalism channel from ITN Productions, launches on YouTube today.
Announced at MIPCOM as part of the YouTube original channels initiative, Truthloader showcases the work of citizen journalists from around the world with original daily programming from amateur eyewitnesses and passionate online campaigners. All reports are curated by social media experts and professional journalists at ITN Productions before published on the channel.
The presenter for Truthloader is author and blogger Phil Harper, supported by a team of producers. Executive Producers are Chris Shaw and Jamie Scott. The channel is online at www.youtube.com/truthloader and its central slogan is “Challenge Everything”.
Truthloader is the home of curated citizen journalism reports, conspiracy theories and a forum for debate for citizen journalists from over the world. The three main strands for the channel are:
- Truthloader – reports of new citizen journalism content uploaded every weekday, creating an online hub for people that want the best user-generated journalism
- The Hangout – an as-live debate show over Skype and Google Hangout for citizen journalists chaired by Phil Harper, airing every Wednesday
- Truthloader Investigates – reports and investigations uploaded every Friday about conspiracy theories from around the world
Reports that the channel launches with today include: an investigation into untraceable drug deals on the web; the rise of unmanned military technology firing without human command; and, UFOs over Jerusalem.
“Citizen journalism has moved to the very forefront of news and newsgathering, but how can people trust what they’re watching?” said Chris Shaw, Editorial Director at ITN Productions. “The Truthloader editorial team supported by Storyful and other social media experts will seek out the cutting-edge of citizen journalism on the web. Truthloader viewers can expect to see new footage for under-reported stories and coverage of events that traditional journalists simply can’t get to. Viewers set the agenda, citizen journalists supply the material, and we make the show.”