The year so far in user-generated video


From deadly bushfires in Australia at the start of the year to a global pandemic and most recently Black Lives Matter, the first half of 2020 has thrown up news events that have gripped the world like few other years before it.

Time and again this year, raw eyewitness video, inherently authentic by its very nature, has been first to tell these stories. And on each of this year's key stories, Newsflare has provided curated content quickly for its customers, allowing them to connect with their audiences with memorable, engaging video. 

So when tensions boiled over at a Black Lives Matter outside Downing Street, the British Prime Minister’s residence, a Newsflare contributor caught the scuffles on camera and within minutes had uploaded the footage to our platform. It got pitched to clients immediately and within an hour of it being on our platform it had sold to three major UK publishers. Clients in Japan and Australia went on to purchase the footage. And when a Pakistan International Airlines plane crashed in Karachi due to human error, Newsflare’s local experts worked diligently to obtain surveillance footage showing the moment it came down.

How do you see news publishers adapting to be able to cover huge stories like this in the future?

Be first and fast to tell the stories that will shape the next 6 months - search Newsflare for free today.





David Hickey
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David Hickey