Google News Initiative and Stringr to help support election coverage

Stringr, a marketplace for video content, has partnered with Google to provide news organizations with video from the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

Through the Google News Initiative, Stringr will supply national and local news outlets with broadcast, digital, and raw video content with Fox Television Stations serving as the first to utilize the new content.

Organizations will receive one broadcast and one digital segment per day and two or more pieces of raw video depending on the number of campaign events. Along with Fox, Boston Globe, News Press & Gazette, Lee Enterprises, and Flood Communications will also be initial launch partners for the service.

“The 2020 election is unique in the sheer number of candidates competing for the nomination,” said Lindsay Stewart of Stringr.

“The reality is, however, that major news organizations only have the resources to follow a handful of those on any given day, and smaller news organizations fewer still. Our partnership with Google News Initiative helps news organizations ensure all voices are heard, with a quality and cost-effective solution to deliver the most important stories to viewers during the election.”