Tue, 30 Aug 2011 Newsy review
Keep up to date with the news using Newsy
- Manufacturer: Media Convergence Group
- Pros: Free, customisable, decent summary of the news
- Cons: Production values could be higher, lack of depth
- Price: Free
- Star rating:
Newsy is more than an aggregator of video news clips: it actually has an editorial staff making decisions on content.
Every story – ranging from national news to sport – is introduced by a Newsy anchor and typically rounds up clips from at least three sources.
You can drag clips down to a playlist, and run the stories consecutively – creating, in essence, a version of the evening news that’s as long or short as you wish.
You also have the option to drag clips into a library for later viewing. Links to Newsy videos can be posted to Facebook or Twitter, and you can read transcripts of the videos instead of watching.