Everyday on the CitizenTube channel (and @CitizenTube on Twitter), along with our curation partners @storyful, we look at how the top news stories are covered on YouTube. Each week we post a weekly recap of the top news stories of the week, as seen through the lens of both citizen-reported footage and professional news coverage.
- We watched the world’s attention turn to Florida as George Zimmerman was charged with the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin.
- We saw the ground in Indonesia shake as the country was rocked by a powerful earthquake, sparking tsunami fears.
- We witnessed dramatic scenes in Virginia Beach as an F-18 fighter jet crashed into an apartment block, starting a large fire.
- We observed tension and doubts surrounding the first days of a Syrian ceasefire, especially after attacks on a refugee camp across the Turkish border.
- We followed another twist on the US campaign trail as Rick Santorum bowed out of the race.
- We were on the edge of our seats as the final day of 76th US Masters golf tournament entered a playoff, with Bubba Watson eventually donning the fabled green jacket.
- We viewed Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, erupt for the 24th time this year.
- We saw unrest in Bahrain as police fired tear gas on crowds during protests, both in support of a hunger-striker, and against the F1 Grand Prix race.
- We paid tribute to legendary 60 Minutes journalist Mike Wallace, who died this week aged 93, with a compilation of some of his classic interviews.
- We watched the classic London Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge fall to pieces as a swimmer interrupted the race.
Come back to see the news unfold on YouTube.
Olivia Ma, YouTube News & Politics, recently watched “Sandstorm.”