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This guide is a reference tool for students in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
Otter.ai is a Los Altos, California-based technology company that develops speech to text transcription and translation applications using artificial intelligence and machine learning. Its software, called Otter, shows captions for live speakers, and generates written transcriptions of the speeches. It operates under a freemium model.
AP Newsroom contains audio interviews, news clips, and raw sound gathered by Associated Press reporters around the world. Content is updated daily and continuously. The archive also includes historical audio from 1989 to present. Each clip may be downloaded as a .mp3 file.
Streaming historical radio programs and broadcasts
The Internet Archive's audio news and public affairs collections features free, streaming access to alternative independent radio news programming. In addition to radio news shows, this collection features the Presidential Recordings collection of historical speeches, secret recordings, and Voice of America (VOA) broadcasts.
FedFlix has films produced by the United States Government, from training films to history, from our national parks to the U.S. Fire Academy and the Postal Inspectors. All of the content is available for reuse without any restrictions whatsoever.
An older website created by the UNC Chapel Hill Libraries, this site provides video clips from a variety of sources, especially U.S. government agencies such as the U.S. Records and Archives Administration and NASA. Free to download and reuse for Fair Use, though much of the content is low-resolution and some of the files are no longer available (the site does not look to be actively maintained).
C-SPAN is a public service created by the American Cable Television Industry, and contains footage of the gavel-to-gavel proceedings of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and to other forums where public policy is discussed. Most of it is free to download and reuse; create a free account to download lower-quality clips for free. High resolution clips are a modest fee.
A free archive of streaming, U.S. News content. Searchable by closed captions from the major cable and broadcast television networks from 2009-present. Streaming videos are not available for download, but users are able to borrow DVDs of each show. Transcripts are available for each show.
The Vanderbilt Television News Archive is a searchable collection of the individual network evening news broadcasts from ABC, NBC, and CBS from 1968-present, CNN from 1995-present, and Fox from 2004-present. Broadcasts from CNN and NBC can be streamed; broadcasts from all sources, including ABC, CBS, and Fox, can be loaned and downloaded in MP4 format after creating an account and paying a nominal duplication fee ($12 per clip + a $10 processing fee).
FreeStockFootage.com offers a large collection of free and low cost HD and 4k video stock footage, B-Roll, and motion graphics downloaded by the clip. Clips can be used for personal, corporate, and commercial productions, as well as blogs, social media, advertisements, web and mobile applications, and more.