Center for Investigative Reporting launches “I Files” YouTube channel

By Andrew Lapin

The Berkeley, Calif.-based Center for Investigative Reporting unveiled its new YouTube channel, The I Files, today. The channel, funded by the Knight Foundation, will be curated by CIR and will repost investigative-reporting videos from a wide assortment of content partners.

Among the partners is the Investigative News Network, a consortium of 60 nonprofit news organizations that includes American University’s Investigative Reporting Workshop and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Among CIR’s for-profit partners: The BBC, ABC News, The New York Times and Al Jazeera. The channel will include videos from freelance journalists as well.

The I Files launched with ten videos, including two original pieces of reporting from CIR: a look at the woman who provided court testimony that brought the murderer of journalist Chauncey Bailey to justice, and an animated exploration of hamburger production.

The channel was first announced in April, after a year of planning.

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