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YouTube launches feed for breaking news videos


With news videos being uploaded to YouTube every minute, the video-sharing website has announced a test news feed aimed at helping users -- including journalists -- easily search and find breaking news videos.

The YouTube News Feed, in collaboration with the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, will offer a constant stream of the latest news videos at citizentube.com.

Some bloggers have raised concerns that the News Feed could be more about "shock-and-awe" than insightful, in-depth videos.

Others, however, see YouTube's new venture as the next step in the media's evolution.