Journalism Tech Radar - Breaking News

Name: Breaking News


What is it: It’s a app for iOS, Android and other platforms with editors in Seattle, New York, London and Los Angeles which sifts through emerging news stories to verify and edit out the gossip.

Use for News: They say, ‘The free Breaking News app is an early-alert service trusted by journalists, business travelers and security teams around the globe’.

Upside: Features enable users to search for big news breaking in your geographical proximity and to receive alerts when news breaks on particular topics.

Downside: With three of the four editors in the U.S there is an inevitable skewing of breaking stories towards that side of the Atlantic.