Breaking news video needs to grab attention and hold it, but it also can't be too distracting. Get the balance right with a template for Premiere Pro. Here, we take a look at some of the best free templates for news, as well as some premium options that might fit the bill.
20 Best Free Adobe Premiere Pro Templates for News for 2023
Featured Free Adobe Premiere Template
1. Unfolding Titles
A neat set of title templates for Premiere Pro.
A title template with a simple, unfolding animation. Perfect for use as part of your breaking news intro, you can change the text size and the size of the boxed surroundings to suit your needs.
- Application: Premiere Pro 15.3+
- Plugins: None required
More Free News Templates for Premiere Pro
2. Particle Explosion Logo
A free Premiere Pro particle reveal logo that would look great with your brand as part of your news intro. Swirling particles explode to reveal your brand.
3. Free Premiere Pro Title Templates
Sometimes you just want to keep it simple - nothing wrong with that! This free Premiere Pro template nails it, with 10 animated titles for use across any project, or your news intro.
4. Single Line of Text
A minimal free template for Premiere Pro featuring a line of text that you can use as titles, as part of an intro, or as lower thirds. There are 10 designs and animations to choose from.
5. Big Stretch Intro
It's not a big stretch (see what we did there) to say this free Premiere Pro intro template would be great for news. Maybe not for serious story reporting, but it would be perfect for music, showbiz, and other upbeat news broadcasts.
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6. Creative Modern Opener
A free opener for Premiere Pro featuring quick transitions and overlays. There's space for your logo at the end - why not give it a try with your news intro.
7. Free Quotes
If your news intro or broadcast features some vox pop style content, why not try this free Premiere template to add written quotes to your video? There are six different styles to choose from.
8. Spinning Logo Loop
Create a stylish, looping logo with this free template for Premiere Pro. Even though it loops, this clever asset will never have your logo facing the wrong way!
9. Double Headline Blocks Title
Add drama to your breaking news video with this template for Premiere Pro - free from MixKit. It's upbeat, with a spinning title animation and bouncing text.
10. Social Media Pack
Does your news intro need some social media prompts to encourage your viewers to seek out your other channels? We've got you covered with this free Premiere Pro template.
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11. Corporate Opener
A news intro template for Premiere Pro... free! This opener is made for corporate video but would also fit nicely with news broadcasts and video. There are 28 editable text layers and a placeholder for your logo.
12. Lower-third Opener
A minimal free Premiere Pro intro with bold text and translucent boxes. Just change the colours and text to fit with your news channel or broadcast.
13. Animated Lower-Third Block
In traditional colours, this breaking news video template is bold, eye-catching and serious. It features a simple left-to-right animation, so it won't distract from your headlines or messages.
14. Titles Kinetic Typography
If your breaking news intro is lacking a little punch, why not try this free kinetic typography template for Premiere Pro. There are 15 title animations to choose from and the link to the free font used is included.
15. Phone Support Title
Sometimes you might want to add a phone number to your news intro, maybe as part of an appeal for information, or to offer help with a support line. This news video template for Premiere Pro can do all the hard work for you.
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Learn how to add captions and subtitles to your videos in Premiere Pro for use on Instagram, YouTube, and more. Quickly use the auto transcription tool to capture speech to text and then edit your captions easily in Premiere Pro! Export your subtitles baked into the footage or as a closed caption SRT file.
16. Premiere Pro Transitions
Add a range of transitions to your video, including slide, spin, zoom, and more. This set of free Premiere Pro templates would suit a highlights video after a breaking news broadcast, or try it for a roundup feature.
17. A Little Emphasis Mark
Add some simple motion graphics to your breaking news with this Premiere Pro template, for free! These three animated lines are simple yet effective.
18. Newspaper Headline Lower-Third
Go old-school with this set of free lower thirds for Premiere Pro, in the style of newspaper headlines. They're made up of simple headings with a subheading, plus a solid background fill.
19. Video Intro Templates
A free and fast-paced Premiere Pro intro template with 7 titles and 18 placeholders. You'll need Premiere Pro CC 2017 or above to use this, but no plugins are required.
20. Rotating Play Button Opener
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5 Top News Premiere Pro Templates from Envato Elements
Featured Breaking News Intro Template for Premiere Pro
2. News Opener
A block-themed news opener template for Premiere Pro, where your text shifts about in squares around your media. Funky!
3. Glitch Breaking Newsy
A stylish breaking news Premiere Pro template with full colour control plus plenty of placeholders for your footage, images, and text.
4. News Intro
A Premiere Pro breaking news intro with bold text and rich colours. It's easy to use, just add your media and text and you're good to go. You won't need any plugins to use this download, and it features animated geometric shapes.
5. News Library - Broadcast Pack
Why have one template when you can have a whole set? Made for Premiere Pro, this broadcast pack is full of assets you'll need for your news video, including lower thirds, titles, breaking news intro, infographics and much, much more.
You'll Love Premiere Pro Templates From Envato Elements
Envato Elements has thousands of templates to choose from when it comes to Premiere Pro, including more great assets for breaking news. For a monthly subscription, you can download and use as many templates as you like, plus other great video resources like fonts, LUTs, motion graphics, audio tracks, and much more.
If you're making broadcast news video - or any other kind of video - you want the best, most professional results, and that comes with specially made resources that look the business. With Envato Elements, you'll save time and money, but even more than that, you'll get the confidence of adding the best quality to your work, every time.
If you're looking for free Premiere Pro templates then it's worth checking Envato's free offerings first. Each month there are 12 free resources for you to download, and these include presentations, video templates, fonts, and more.
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If you'd like to get to know Premiere Pro a little better, and develop your skills then give some of our free Premiere Pro tutorials and courses a try, they're available with Tuts+... for free! Here are some to get you going:
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We Love Free Premiere Pro Templates!
We also love options though, and sometimes, it's nice to have the best of both worlds: some free Premiere Pro templates, plus those where you know you'll get that little bit extra, and that comes with premium templates. We hope you've enjoyed our Best Free Adobe Premiere Pro Templates for News for 2023 roundup here, as well as our Envato Elements Premiere Pro templates. We can't wait to see what you create!
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This page was written by Marie Gardiner. Marie is a writer, author, and photographer. It was edited by Gonzalo Angulo. Gonzalo is an editor, writer and illustrator.