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.
This iPad and iPhone video app doesn’t offer a huge amount of depth – much like TV news, you might say – but if you’re looking for a tidy video overview of the top headlines, Newsy has the goods. Joel Mathis