YouTube Increasingly Becoming A Vital News Outlet [Headlines]
From January 2011 to March 2012, the most common search terms on YouTube were all related to news events.
According to a study by Pew Research, the most popular videos on YouTube from January 2011 to March 2012 concerned natural disasters or political upheavals. The most popular news event videos were related to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, followed by videos related to the elections in Russia. Mashable