Futures Lab Update #110: Gathering Visual Content via Stringr and YuVue

    by Reuben Stern
    June 19, 2015
    Stringr customers can see thumbnails of potential videos when searching for what they want. Screenshot courtesy of RJI.

    This week we explore two tools that help newsrooms get photos and video from outside contributors.

    "We're a visual newsroom. But we source content from the cloud space -- from all the social media channels. And we do that for media companies, for broadcasters, print publishers, web publishers and brands." -- William Fisher, CEO, YuVue

    PART 1: Stringr

    Having a small staff often limits the amount of video a news operation can gather, but Stringr provides a digital marketplace where producers or editors can request and download specific footage from a network of contributors. Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Lindsay Stewart tells us how the system could help newsrooms broaden their coverage.
    Reporting by Raven Brown and Reuben Stern.


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    PART 2: YuVue

    YuVue offers a platform to locate and secure rights to visuals posted by social media users, while enabling the people who created the content to get paid. We learn how it works from Chief Executive Officer William Fisher.
    Reporting by Raven Brown and Reuben Stern.

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    Reuben Stern is the deputy director of the Futures Lab at the Reynolds Journalism Institute and host and co-producer of the weekly Futures Lab video update.

    FuturesLabWebBanner-mediashiftThe Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Futures Lab video update features a roundup of fresh ideas, techniques and developments to help spark innovation and change in newsrooms across all media platforms. Visit the RJI website for the full archive of Futures Lab videos, or download the iPad appto watch the show wherever you go. You can also sign up to receive email notification of each new episode.

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