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Welcome to The Storyful Podcast. In this series, we hope to address the issues around journalism and news coverage in the 21st century. Storyful is a global news agency, verifying UGC news and trending video for media clients 24/7. For more information, visit:




The Ambulance-Chasing Effect - Social Media and the Ethics in Outreach

Thanks to the smart phone and social media, video recorded by eyewitnesses has become a central aspect to news reporting. Video posted on social of a newsworthy event will inevitably draw a slew of use requests from individual reporters and media organizations. On the one hand, it's good to see media engaging with sources; on the other, a mass of repetitive tweets bombarding an individual is not an edifying spectacle, or an enjoyable one for the social media user involved. So, what is the...

Duration: 00:27:13

Streaming the Storms - Reporting Weather Events in the Digital Age

Storms, wildfires, floods, tornadoes – we are used to seeing these extreme weather events on our screens with increasing frequency. Nowadays, it’s not the footage captured by large news organizations that proves the most dramatic, but the smartphone video taken by an unsuspecting homeowner when a tornado strikes nearby, or golf-ball-sized hailstones hammer the back yard. So, when it comes to reporting these events, what has changed for newsrooms? How has social media impacted on the...

Duration: 00:29:43

Chinese Social Media: An Introduction to the Basics and Challenges of Navigating the Chinese Internet

For Western journalists, the Chinese internet might seem like an impenetrable landscape upon first glance, with linguistic challenges and copyright infringement popping up at every turn. Furthermore, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – the typical go-to trinity for finding user-generated content – are blocked in mainland China, and even services like Weibo, China's homegrown version of Twitter, are no longer as popular as they were five years ago. But while finding and verifying videos from...

Duration: 00:33:13