NMC applauds Shutterstock’s advocacy alongside other major news companies for freedom of the press, shaping public policy and promoting independent editorial coverage
NEW YORK, July 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global creative platform providing end-to-end, high-quality content and creative workflow solutions for brands, businesses and media companies, today announced that it had joined the News Media Coalition (NMC), an international industry organization comprising global news brands, including major news publishers and news agencies. NMC’s mission is to protect independent newsgathering opportunities, ensure respect for legal intellectual property rights, and negotiate best practices for members’ information operations and content freedoms.
The membership marks a significant milestone for Shutterstock and its editorial business. Shutterstock Editorial is committed to supporting a free press that allows journalists and contributors to editorially report on events around the world without arbitrary restriction. The Shutterstock Newsroom, launched in May 2021, connects an established team of over 1,000 international journalists, photographers and videographers with news crews around the world for unparalleled access to breaking news content, exclusives and archives. Additionally, the editorial business has exclusive content partnerships with Condé Nast, ‘epa’, the LIFE Picture Collection, AP and A+E, as well as a significant presence at global events including the English Premier League, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Oscars, BAFTAs and more.
“We have long admired the impactful work the News Media Coalition has done for more than 14 years to promote press freedom in this specialized area, and we are delighted to have a place at the table to defend both our journalists and our contributors,” said Candice Murray, vice president of editorial at Shutterstock. “We look forward to working with the NMC to ensure independent newsgathering and to ensure that public interest events in sports and entertainment are accessible to news consumers around the world.”
Andrew MogerCEO of News Media Coalition, said, “The NMC is the only international news industry body operating in this area. As we grow our influence and success, we are thrilled to have Shutterstock stepping in and supporting our mission. We know, like other leading news brands among our members, Shutterstock will bring a wealth of industry expertise and knowledge to the NMC. Shutterstock joins our board at a time when a free press is more important than ever. We look forward to working together on important political issues, respecting and sharing our values of integrity, transparency and journalistic independence.”
About Shutterstock, Inc.
Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), is the world’s leading creative platform for transformative brands and media companies. Directly and through its group subsidiaries, Shutterstock’s comprehensive collection includes high quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, 3D models, videos and music. Working with its growing community of over 2 million contributors, Shutterstock adds hundreds of thousands of images each week and currently has over 405 million images and over 25 million video clips available.
Based at New York City, Shutterstock has offices worldwide and customers in more than 150 countries. The company also owns Splash News, the world’s leading entertainment news agency for newsrooms and media companies worldwide, Pond5, the world’s largest video marketplace, TurboSquid, the largest 3D content market in the world;, PicMonkey, a leading online graphic design and image editing platform; Offset, one premium image collection; Shutterstock Studios, an end-to-end personalized creative store; PremiumBeat, an organization Royalty Free Music library; Shutterstock Editorial, one of the main sources of editorial images and videos for the world’s media; Ampere Musica AI-based music platform; and Bigstocka stock market media offering focused on value.
About the News Media Coalition (NMC)
The NMC is an international non-profit organization that strives to protect the information sector from arbitrary controls or restrictions on information collection, information distribution, copyright ownership and use of content. Formed in 2008, the NMC works with organizers of major news events of high public interest, including sports tournaments, and public policy makers to garner support for the needs of the independent and evolving news industry. .
Current NMC members include major publishing houses, national and international agencies such as Agence France-Presse, Associated Press, Associated Newspapers, Australian Associated Press, Deutsche Presse-Agentur, EFE Agencia, ESI Media, European Photo News Agency, Council of European Editors, Getty Images, Guardian Media Group, News UK, News Corp Australia, PA Media, Reach, SNTV, Stuff, Telegraph Media Group and Thomson Reuters.