News giant Reuters is to release a portion of it’s multimedia news content for free to digital publishers through its publisher platform Reuters Media Express.
They say: ‘As the media industry navigates the unprecedented shift to digital publishing and online news consumption, Reuters is committed to innovating and challenging conventional models in order to help publishers and expose more readers to its award-winning news content. This move marks the first time in its more than 160-year history that Reuters has offered its content free-of-charge to publishers at this scale.’
Digital publishers can now download and use a limited set of free, ready-to-publish Reuters news items per month – including text, pictures, video and multimedia packages. Produced by Reuters more than 2,500 staff journalists worldwide, available content covers world news, finance, business, sports, health, entertainment politics, and much more. The move will also allow users to search and view content without registration, only requiring a log-in to download content from the Media Express site.
Steven Schwartz, Global Managing Director, said “We are committed to innovating so that even more digital publishers and bloggers can take advantage of Reuters high-quality, relevant multimedia content to engage their audiences. As the industry transforms we are willing to disrupt traditional approaches to gain insights and help news publishing flourish, while also growing our reach and our business.”