London helicopter crash – Twitter users feed first breaking images to news sites

By January 16, 2013 News No Comments

8:30am: Minutes after the news of a helicopter crashing in Vauxhall London (8am) Twitter users were breaking the news via images and video with many uploads making the the main news sites.
9:15am: Photo agencies Rex Features and Alamy were up early with available pictures directly from their Live News feeds online …Getty Images and Demotix not showing anything yet…

Above: Rex Features – Live image feed

Above: Alamy Live image feed

Updated: 17 Jan:
The Guardian website picked up on this subject….
….”Amazing how many people are encouraging me to make money from a few incidental photos of a horrible fatal accident. Just credit me!,” Walker tweeted….
Walker later told MediaGuardian he had “two or three offers from smaller agencies trying to monetize it on my behalf. I’m not interested”…..