CNET reports that CNN has announced the launch of CNN Exchange, a site modeled after the popular video site YouTube where users can submit their own video, audio, and articles. As part of CNN's coverage of the Middle East conflict, the network broadcast clips of videos that witnesses to the conflict posted on YouTube. With the rise of citizen journalism is on the rise, Mitch Gelman, senior vice president and executive producer for CNN.com says: "User-generated content has the potential to play a pivotal role in journalism whether it's online or offline." ......

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