News & Historical Footage

News and historical footage originates from a wide variety of sources, including newsreels, university media archives, local news stations, broadcast news libraries, global video news gathering agencies and freelance stringers on assignment around the world. Amateur home video is also a great source of historical content and archival footage, and the advent of consumer-level video cameras, and now smartphones, has led to an explosion in user-generated breaking news footage. partners with providers across all of these categories, from leading network and cable news companies, to curators of public domain historical footage, to international news agencies, to make finding the perfect shot for you next project as simple and comprehensive as possible. Below is a small sample of the types of news and historical footage you can find on, intended primarily to help you better understand the category and begin your news and historical stock footage search.