boclips continues to fight Fake News, adding three new respected and trusted sources
boclips secures PBS NewsHour, Storyful and Singapore Press Holdings as the latest news providers to join the ranks of trusted sources on the platform
14 September 2017
Knowledgemotion, the London-based company behind boclips the world’s largest video library exclusively for education, today welcomes three trusted news sources onto the boclips platform. Video reports and the latest news from PBS NewsHour, Storyful, a division of News Corp, and Singapore Press Holdings is now available to license for education, further bolstering boclips’ Century of Video News collection which provides a much-needed antidote in the current climate of fake news.
With today’s backdrop of alternative facts, the responsibility falls on educators to provide students with trusted sources and a safe space to develop critical reading skills. Fake news has started appearing in students’ homework, cited as fact, and educators must teach pupils how to think critically and analyze what they see. boclips’ Century of Video News is a comprehensive solution for publishers, governments, school districts and online learning platforms looking for a source of reliable reports, providing a single gateway to content from sources all around the world. Updated daily with integrated API feeds, boclips allows education providers to simply incorporate topic-relevant news clips into their digital courseware or give a school or University access to the full collection of news sources, all ad-free, curriculum-tagged and rights-ready.
PBS NewsHour, anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff, is seen by over four million weekly viewers and is available online, via public radio in select markets, and via podcast.
For the last seven years, Storyful has built the technology and expertise that news and media organizations rely on to gather and accurately report the news every day. Our technology processes billions of data points and our global team of journalists verify and validate the user-generated content that drives the global news agenda.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organization, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media.
Zoe Moore, Content Director at boclips, commented: “The addition of three of the largest and most respected global news sources confirms the boclips platform as the number one destination for education providers looking for accurate, current and objective news content. The in-depth coverage from PBS NewsHour and the diversity of Storyful’s User-Generated Content, is a perfect complement for the teaching of media literacy and critical thinking, while the global reach of Singapore Press Holdings further enriches the collection on boclips.”
boclips now represents and licenses content from fifteen news sources from around the world, from 1895 to the present day. This invites a global opportunity for students to compare and contrast news reports and explore how current and historical events are depicted in different regions and from different sides. The depth of the boclips library allows users to follow a single story across videos from Asia, the US, the UK, Europe and the Middle East as well as international User-Generated Content. The addition of content from PBS NewsHour, Storyful, and Singapore Press Holdings raises the authority and diversity of the collection, making boclips’ Century of Video News a compelling resource for educators worldwide.
Notes to Editors
For further information please contact:
David Bainbridge (Knowledgemotion: Founder & CEO) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah Smith (Knowledgemotion: PR & Marketing) – email@example.com
About Knowledgemotion and the boclips video platform
Founded in 2013, boclips aggregates over two million rights-ready video clips from some of the world’s largest and most respected content producers onto a single platform. Proprietary algorithms then map these clips to the curricula and courses used by education providers around the world, ensuring relevant search results for courseware designers, instructors and students. All videos are rights-ready, and contain stories from 1895 to yesterday. Current customers include Pearson Education, Hachette and Bloomsbury.
About PBS NewsHour
PBS NewsHour is seen by over four million weekly viewers and is also available online, via public radio in select markets, and via podcast. PBS NewsHour is a production of NewsHour Productions LLC, a wholly-owned non-profit subsidiary of WETA Washington, D.C., in association with WNET in New York. Major funding for PBS NewsHour is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS and public television viewers. Major corporate funding is provided by BNSF, with additional support from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Lemelson Foundation, National Science Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Ford Foundation, Skoll Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Friends of the NewsHour and others. More information on PBS NewsHour is available at www.pbs.org/newshour. On social media, visit NewsHour on Facebook or follow @NewsHour on Twitter.
Storyful, a division of News Corp (NASDAQ:NWS, NWSA; ASX:NWS, NWSLV), is the world leader in discovering, verifying and acquiring the compelling and relevant user-generated video our partners need to tell stories that matter to their audiences. Storyful combines world class journalism with industry-leading technology to discover, verify and acquire the original content and provide the on-the-ground sources news and media organizations need.
About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media.
SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today.
SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall. SPH’s latest retail development is The Seletar Mall located in Sengkang.
SPH is in the healthcare sector, operating private nursing homes under Orange Valley.
For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg