Amateur Footage: A Global Study of User Generated Content

This project is the first comprehensive report on the use of user-generated content among broadcast news channels. It finds an increased dependence on user-generated content among international broadcast news channels, often used only when other imagery is not available. The report calls for the necessity of training newsroom staff to discover, verify, and properly credit the rights for user-generated content as well as address its impact on their staff, their audiences, and the people who are creating the content in the first place. 

Project leads: Pete Brown, Sam Dubberley, Claire Wardle

May 01, 2014