App Looks to Crowd Source Breaking News Video

By Kevin Eck 

A programmer has come up with a way for local stations to get video or stills of breaking news without sending a crew.

Fresco News lets users know when outlets need footage or stills of breaking news. “When a news outlet downloads or uses your photo or video, you get paid instantly!” says the app’s website.

“After all, local newspapers and or broadcasts may not have the resources to send a reporter to every event, particularly when they need to reach a remote location quickly, for example if there’s a fire,” writes TechCrunch.


The video explains more about the app, which is the brainchild of John Meyer, who was 19 at the time he launched it.