Beet.tv is reporting that The Associated Press recently launched a channel on YouTube. Over the past month or so editors have been uploading about 250 videos a week.
The uploaded videos are both edited reports and clips of raw footage. While the YouTube channel is updated regularly, some breaking news is kept for AP members and customers and uploaded to YouTube the next day.
The channel is part of plan by the AP to provide video to be used in nontraditional environments, such as social networking sites and other online communities.
Reuters also has a YouTube channel and is uploading three to five clips per day.