Rewind: The best of Reuters video – breaking news and UGC
Take a look back at some of our recent news video hits
The last couple of weeks have shown what excellent journalists we have. It’s not propaganda. We really have had some great successes – unfortunately at the price of covering incredibly sad events.
When the flight first vanished from the radar, our cameraman Tommy Ardiansyah and Producer Johan Purnomo battled gridlock traffic for two hours to set up a Live camera on the coast closest to the search operation.
Ahead of everyone
More than 1,100 TV channels worldwide in 71 countries used more than 50 edits.
We also set up live feeds with some 72 broadcasters using our live video and a further 620 recording material for use in edits. When the flight first vanished from the radar, our Cameraman Tommy Ardiansyah and Producer Johan Purnomo battled gridlock traffic for two hours to set up a Live camera on the coast closest to the search operation.
Our flightradar24.com recording was the second-most used piece of footage on the day (625 stations) due to the volume of supporting visuals, many of which were the first. Our journalists balanced the need for sensitivity with the imperative of reporting the grief families are going through. I, for one thought that Christophe Vanderperre did a fine job of showing the pain of the bereaved while avoiding being intrusive, with this edit:
When there’s a video first from the scene, and it’s UGC
An election-defining caravan
There is one movement that underpinned the narrative of the US midterm elections: the caravan of central American migrants as they march north, in the direction of the U.S. border. These are personal stories, and that’s exactly what we delivered. Our team has gone live along the way, finding what connectivity they can.
More than 70 channels used the footage live or in edits. Over 1,000 TV channels in 66 different countries used the footage live or in edits.
The interview everybody wanted