Is Rawporter the Future of Journalism?
Rawporter is built on the idea that almost anyone can become a local news cameraman or camerawoman. Instead of dispatching a camera crew to a fire during rush hour and risk their not getting there until after the flame is out, a television news producer can create an assignment from Rawporter’s Web interface and send it to anyone with the app who may be in the area of the fire.
This is a great idea. I’ve noticed that local news stations are soliciting footage from viewers these days. With so many people owning smartphones, often an Average Joe can capture in-the-moment footage than camera crews. Unfortunately, it sounds like the app has some glitches to work through first.