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This guide is a reference tool for students in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
This Set of Principles, created by the The Center for Media and Social Impact (CMSI), reduces risk of copyright infringement by clarifying professional community standards. It identifies seven situations in which journalists routinely employ fair use, and what its limitations are: Incidental capture; proof; use in cultural journalism; illustration; historical reference; to foster public discussion and advancing the story.
This is an excellent guide for how to comment on and incorporate copyrighted works of all formats in your stories and projects.
AP Newsroom (formerly AP Images) contains photos and audio gathered by Associated Press reporters around the world. Content is updated daily and continuously. The archive also includes the NYC Associated Press Daybook (the AP Daybook), the current year's photo report, and historical images dating from the 1500s. Photos and audio may be downloaded or printed.
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, CBS from 1968-present, CNN from 1995-present, and Fox from 2004-present. Broadcasts from CNN and NBC can be streamed, and hi-resolution clips can be requested for a nominal fee; broadcasts from ABC, CBS, and Fox can be requested as DVD duplications or compilations for a nominal fee. Reuse rights are for in-class projects only, and not for the public web.
Fees are charged for DVD duplication clips from ABC, CBS, or FOX News. Follow this link for more information on the loan process for this content and any associated fees: DVD compilation and duplication fees
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.
The Gender Spectrum Collection is a stock photo library featuring images of trans and non-binary models. This collection aims to help media better represent members of these communities. Free to download and reuse within the usage guidelines: https://genderphotos.vice.com/guidelines