Two of the leading forces in social journalism have joined forces to create an unique real-time newswire.
Demotix has been a pioneer in the curation of user-generated photos and video and the promotion of citizen journalism. Storyful is the first news agency purpose-built for the social media age. Together, they have created a news channel that will deliver a stream high-value and rights-cleared images and video to news organisations.
Demotix will now deliver its content through a dedicated channel on the StoryfulPro platform, which is used by some of the world's leading media organisations, including YouTube, ABC News and the New York Times. Clients will now have the ability to source from a comprehensive real-time feed of content, discovered and verified by Storyful alongside rights-cleared imagery from the Demotix network.
"This new channel meets the great challenge facing journalists in a social age," said Storyful CEO Mark Little, "how can we find user-generated content that we can trust and safely use in our stories?". Turi Munthe, CEO of Demotix said: "By combining Storyful's discovery and verification system with the vast reach of the Demotix network, we can offer a valuable commercial connection between the most authentic and compelling content creators and the most forward-thinking newsrooms."