BBC - Blogs - College of Journalism - Seven tips to get your smartphone pictures on the news

User-generated content (UGC) video is making a big impact on BBC News programs. More and more people around the world have access to smartphones with ever greater video capability.

News crews can’t be everywhere, so inevitably there are times when your video is the best - or only - material we have to illustrate an important story.

Historic, I know, but when that aircraft in trouble was the Air France Concorde that crashed on take-off in Paris in 2000 the event was dramatically captured on video by the passenger of a nearby lorry.

BBC - Blogs - College of Journalism - Seven tips to get your smartphone pictures on the news
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