A new app wants you to help newsrooms around the world with your smartphone. The app, called NewsCar, works by using a local map and GP from smartphones to pin point breaking news, and source video from people in the area.
A new platform called NewsCar uses global positioning technology, professional drivers and other motorists to instantly establish the availability of cameras and their proximity to the scenes of breaking stories. If you work for a news organisation you will know just how important it is getting to a story first and capturing those initial images.
PHONES ARE EVERYWHERE, NEWS CREWS ARE NOT
With the use of social media now so widespread, more and more of the images we are are seeing on news broadcasts are coming from the public. Let’s face it, news stations don’t have the ability or resources to have a camera operator sitting on every corner just waiting for something to happen. The public however, are a huge untapped resource that news organisations should be taking advantage of, and that’s where NewsCar comes in.
ONE SERVICE, TWO NEWSCAR APPS
Check out the app here.