Do you have a tip off, story, photo or video that could make the news?
We would love to hear from you. UWE journalism students are interested in what’s happening in Bristol – tell us your stories and send us your content.
We are interested in your images, video or audio, and tip offs about new developments, events and what’s going on in your area.
To get in touch with us, in the first instance, please fill in this form telling us about the story or content you have and would like to share with us. Then we’ll get in touch and advise on the best way for you to share it with us:
Eyewitness media: health & safety
Before recording any content please ask yourself: Am I putting myself or anyone else in danger by recording content at this particular moment in time? If so, please do not record. The first thing you should do is ensure that the physical health and safety of those involved is always put first. This includes yourself, which may mean moving away from the scene, alerting others to danger or contacting emergency services first.
What file format do you want my content in?
Send us an email first telling us about your content and we can advise on the best way for you to share it with us, but in general:
Images – large images are best and if your original image is too big to send via email then please upload to cloud storage such as Google Drive or Drop Box and just send us a link.
Video – if your video is too big to email please upload to cloud storage such as Google Drive or Drop Box and just send us a link. You can also upload your video on You Tube and send us the link and we can download or embed it from there.
Audio – if your audiio file is too big to email please upload to cloud storage such as Google Drive or Drop Box and just send us a link. You can also upload your audio to soundcloud and send us the link and we can download or embed it from there.
Where will my content be used?
By submitting UGC (user generated content) you are granting UWE permission to use your work on its various online platforms, but you still own the work. You can continue to use your content as you like including the ability to also allow others to use it.
What rights do I have?
If you share content with UWE you will retain the copyright in your work. You can also continue to use your content in any way you wish including using it yourself and/or allowing others to use it.
Can I share content produced by other people?
Please only share your own content. If your content has other people’s music, photos or video you need to have obtained rights to use that material.
If you have used other people’s content then they need to have agreed to it being used for UWE purposes. Any content featuring children under the age of 16 must have the consent of their parent or guardian.
What content can’t you use?
We will not use any content that is defamatory, offensive or unlawful.
Will UWE credit me if it uses my content?
We will credit any UGC that is used if you provide a name. If you prefer us not to credit you then let us know when you submit it to us.
What will you use my personal details for?
We may use your email or phone number to contact you to find out more about your story or content. We will not use or share these details with anyone other than UWE journalism students for the purposes of our journalism activities.