CNN makes content easy to absorb on YouTube

In a world where visual information is beating out written, CNN is publishing primary sources of news directly to YouTube.

On top of posting clips taken directly from the station’s many shows, CNN often posts videos of original news sources, (clips of actual events without a reporter digesting the information for the audience), to YouTube.

One example is the recent Larry Nassar trial, where a distraught father attempted to attack Nassar in the courtroom. The incident was caught on video, and uploaded to YouTube by a variety of news outlets, including CNN.

The video uploaded by CNN went viral, reaching YouTube’s trending video’s page.

Many internet viewers do not want the hassle of watching a 30 minute long television program in order to get their news. Information in its most digestible format is the preferred method of the internet.

And what is more digestible than a direct link to the source.

Author: Josh

Josh is a student in the journalism and screen studies major at UM Dearborn. He spends time watching movies, filmmaking, working and writing. He aspires to one day write screenplays or direct movies.

2 thoughts on “CNN makes content easy to absorb on YouTube”

  1. Hey Josh, I’m not subscribed to CNN on YouTube and actually was unaware they had a channel, but after reading your post about them I’m going to make sure to follow their activity on YouTube. I find this outlet to be convenient and I’m sure you do too!


  2. Josh, I personally am not one for CNN or any political news because it can at times confuse me. Now knowing that CNN has a youtube channel and keeps things simple and straight to the point, I will consider subscribing to that channel and hopefully get a better understanding of the political realm.


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