Alternative Titles: Non-Traditional News Channels on YouTube; Analysis of Independent YouTube Journalists; The Influence of YouTube News on Modern Journalism; Popular Journalism on YouTube

Popular Journalism on YouTube Channels

YouTube has become a home to news channels that are not affiliated with a traditional media organization. A team of human coders analyzed 2,967 YouTube news videos that had the highest median number of views in December 2019.

This study analyzes journalistic YouTubers and examines their work process perceptions and monitorial role orientations. It also examines their relationship to modernization of journalism and the media.

The Real News Network

The Real News Network is a nonprofit, viewer-supported daily video news and documentary service. It questions assumptions and follows verifiable facts to rational conclusions. It does not accept advertising or government funding.

According to Ad Fontes Media’s analysis, independent channels are more likely to be personality-driven and to seek donations from viewers than channels affiliated with news organizations. They also are more likely to focus on Trump. In December 2019, they focused on him in 28% of their videos.

The New York Times

The New York Times is one of the oldest and most prestigious news organizations in America. Founded in 1851, it has won 112 Pulitzer Prizes.

With a focus on the modern news reader, the NYT has taken steps to adapt to the changing times and increase its subscription numbers. The NYT mobile app is a big part of this strategy. It provides an easy-to-use interface that is ideal for the mobile reading experience.

The New Yorker

The New Yorker is a famous American magazine that features journalism, essays, short stories, poetry, literary reviews and cartoons. It was founded in 1925 and is now one of the most widely read publications in the world.

The New Yorker is known for its illustrated and often topical covers, as well as its commentary on popular culture and eccentric Americana. It has a strong lean to the left and is often critical of prominent right-wing figures.

The Guardian

The Guardian is an international news hub with sites in the US, UK, and Australia. It uses Fastly to deliver great performance across all devices and ensure that visitors see the most relevant content.

From its beginnings as the Manchester Guardian, The Guardian has been associated with classical liberalism and liberal politics. Its stance on social and environmental issues has been progressive throughout its history. The newspaper also features arts and entertainment coverage in G2, and inspiration and ideas in Review, Travel, the Guide, and Weekend magazine.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post is one of America’s most powerful newsrooms. Buzbee inherits a company that has spent the past few years beefing up in subject areas of international importance, launched a TikTok account to reach Gen Z and, under the watchful eye of Ryan, reworked its Live Updates template, dishing out bite-size developments in big stories.

The paper is still political, though, and that will probably never change.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

A fresh incarnation of the Emmy- and Peabody-winning iconic series continues to cover news and politics with incisive humor from Noah and his team. The new season features a slew of new contributors, including SNL alums Leslie Jones and Sarah Silverman; sitcom and comedy-film vets Jordan Klepper and Desi Lydic; and CNN political commentator and author Aasif Mandvi.

Besides his work on The Daily Show, Noah has also penned a New York Times bestseller, hosted the Grammys and maintained a sold-out standup tour. But his biggest legacy is perhaps his work to improve access to education in his native South Africa.

The Atlantic

The Atlantic is a magazine and multi-platform publisher featuring articles on politics, foreign affairs, business and economy, culture and arts, technology, science and literature. Its AllSides media bias rating is Skews Left.

The company is leveraging its editorial strength to expand into new revenue streams like TV and film projects. It’s also pushing into book publishing. The company is currently in growth mode, with 14 open roles, including senior editorial positions.

The Huffington Post

HuffPost combines news and opinion with personal blogs, and has localized editions worldwide. It covers politics, business, celebrity, lifestyle, culture and more.

Arianna tapped into her extensive rolodex of celebrities and friends to solicit early contributions to the site, which quickly proved popular. She has since launched several other ventures, including Thrive Global, a company focused on well-being and productivity. HuffPost has 81 million monthly visitors and is profitable.

The Daily Beast

The Daily Beast is a news and opinion website founded in 2008 by Tina Brown, former editor of Vanity Fair and the New Yorker. In 2010, The Daily Beast merged with Newsweek to form the Newsweek Daily Beast Company, but the merger ended in 2013.

The Daily Beast is known for its distinctive editorial approach and fearless reporting. It also features a strong commitment to fostering emerging writers.

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