April 30, 2021

Lisa Mitchell

Video journalists don’t just use their own footage in their news gathering.

Verifying film being shared on social media sites is an essential part of building a story, particularly when it’s fast-moving breaking news, like the crush at the religious site in Israel.

This news report from Euronews uses user generated content, or UGC, to piece together what happened.

While at Reuters, journalists obtained amateur film showing the dangerous moments leading up to the stampede.

At the same time, news teams scrambled to get their journalists and cameras to the scene and report on the aftermath.

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