AP and British Movietone published 550,000 video stories

Caitlin Dewey, one of the best, and Social Media reporter at The Washington Post wrote: “An expert’s must-see guide to the half-a-million amazing historical videos AP just put online.”



You’ve probably read about events like, say, the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Certainly you studied them in high-school history class. But until Wednesday, you couldn’t see news footage of the bombing of Pearl Harbor as it was shown at the time — because that’s when, for the very first time, the Associated Press put footage of that incident and half a million others online.



All told, AP and a partner, the newsreel archive British Movietone, published 550,000 video stories spanning more than 1 million minutes and 120 years to its new YouTube channel.