ABC News and Storyful Announce New Partnership in the Digital Space
Today, Storyful announced a new partnership that extends Storyful's verification services, in-depth newsroom technology and video content to ABC News and Fusion's broadcast and online audiences around the globe.
Often described as the world's first social newswire, the Dublin-based company covers news 24/7 with a global team of journalists and developers. Storyful uses the power of social media to both uncover and verify video before gaining permission for use by media organizations. In 2013, verified user-generated videos managed by Storyful generated 750 million views for its partners.
In this new editorial partnership, ABC News will continue to utilize Storyful's Newswire to source new material or verify user-generated video content that ABC News uncovers across social media platforms. One example of this partnership in action was during the 2013 typhoon in the Philippines. Throughout this breaking news event, HYPERLINK "http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/typhoon-haiyans-impact-philippines-20842835" ABC News and Storyful worked closely together to source and verify dramatic video from the region, allowing ABC News to fully cover the story and the people behind these videos despite limited resources on the ground.
"Video shared on social media networks continue to be of increasing importance to the news industry," says Storyful CEO Mark Little. "2014 is going to be a huge year for news organizations who can harness the power of video on the social and mobile web. We are so excited by the potential of our partnership with ABC, who continues to combine the very best values of journalism with innovation in storytelling. Storyful will help ABC harness the growing power of user generated content across all platforms."
"This partnership gives ABC News the ability to provide our users with a wide array of verified user-generated videos from across the Web, combining Storyful's vast distribution and cutting-edge technology with our award-winning storytelling and reach," said Joe Ruffolo, SVP of ABC News Digital. "We look forward to collaborating with Storyful to ensure the best possible user experience for our digital audience anytime news breaks."
ABC News Digital properties include ABCNews.com and Goodmorningamerica.com on Yahoo! along with ABC News' iPad, iPhone, Android & Windows 8 apps, offering a dynamic, around the clock look at the news as it breaks. It's the online destination for newsmaker access, investigative coverage, and exclusive footage from every big story. As part of the Yahoo!-ABC News network ABC News Digital content reaches over 82 million people a month and nearly 50% of all news and information videos streamed online are from the #1 online news network. In addition, ABC News NOW is a 24-hour news and information network currently available to 44 million users across cable, broadband, and mobile platforms.