This Is Kent announces partnership with video network Newsflare
A PARTNERSHIP between This Is Kent and video news social network Newsflare is giving you the chance to capture, share and newsworthy clips from the county.
The deal between Newsflare and Northcliffe Digital, publishers of this website, means anyone with a camera in their hand could see their video – whether breaking news or a record of a community event – featured online and get paid for their efforts.
Newsflare's video marketplace gives our journalists the tools to quickly source breaking video content captured by the site’s members and also allows us to request specific content from users via Newsflare Assignments.
These geographically-targeted assignments will appear on Newsflare site and will also be sent via an iPhone app to members in the relevant area.
Announcing today's deal, Northcliffe Digital general manager Lee Williams said: "We are excited to be working with an innovative company like Newsflare, to drive the video revolution and reward quality citizen journalism.
"Our This Is regional portals and our hyperlocal community websites LocalPeople.co.uk already include more than 100,000 contributions each month from our users. We have a number of initiatives to drive great local video content."
The network of sites operated by Northcliffe Digital, part of DMGT, has a monthly audience of more than six million unique visitors and initially Newsflare will be supporting the gathering of video content for five of the leading regional This Is sites, including This Is Kent.
Managing director of Newsflare Jon Cornwell said: "The Newsflare platform has been designed specifically to meet the video needs of news organisations such as Northcliffe Digital.
"We are very excited about engaging our community of reporters to provide Northcliffe with cost-effective video for their publications."
With events such as the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic torch relay just around the corner, now is the time to investigate how your video could be snapped up by news organisations.
To find out more about becoming a member and contributing video to the Northcliffe Digital network, visit the Newsflare site.