Location-based apps as an aid to reporters

03/22/2013 | Poynter.org

Geo-location is opening up possibilities for journalists, with applications such as Banjo and Geofeedia allowing reporters to quickly find sources on the scene of rapidly developing events. Such apps can also be used to monitor feeds from particular areas to get a sense of trends and which types of stories have enduring appeal. One danger, however, may be that reporters go no further in vetting sources that they tap only via digital contact.

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