Today the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIR) has launched a new YouTube channel in the hope of generating ‘revenue that supports the work of nonprofit organizations and independent filmmakers everywhere’. To this end the Knight Foundation has donated $800,000 of funding to the project.
Dedicated to the diffusion of investigative news reporting, the I Files will be curated daily by the CIR and feature videos and playlists from the channel’s high profile media partners. Among the news outlets contributing content are the BBC, The New York Times, Al Jazeera and ABC News, as well as non-profit organisations including the Innovative Reporting Workshop and the Pulitzer Centre on Crisis Reporting. I Files will also feature footage from freelance video journalists and independent filmmakers from all over the world.