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When You See News Happen - Report It
May 24, 2010 (10:05 AM EDT)
New WTNH iPhone App Makes it Easy
NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- When you see news happen, WTNH News 8 wants you to Report It to the News 8 newsroom. News 8's new Report It feature asks viewers from across the state to send pictures, videos and emails directly to News 8. The easiest way for viewers to Report It when they see it, is to download WTNH's new iPhone application, available for free at www.wtnh.com. The Report It feature is one of the new components of the WTNH app, which allows users to submit videos, photos and news directly to the News 8 newsroom with a single touch.
"We are very excited that this new iPhone App will make local news a more interactive experience. Viewers will be able to send information and video to the newsroom with just the touch of a button," said Kirk Varner, Vice President of News at WTNH News 8 and WCTX MyTV9.
The new WTNH app will encourage viewers to 'join' the WTNH News 8 news department, by letting them Report It when they see it. The new WTNH app gives users immediate access to local, national and global news and weather, and it has new breaking news and weather alerts. The new WTNH app is also more user friendly. It allows people to share News 8 stories with friends through email, Facebook, Twitter and SMS without leaving the application.
You don't need an iPhone to 'join' the News 8 team. Viewers without iPhones can email tips and videos to the News 8 newsroom at firstname.lastname@example.org. The iPhone application for WTNH News 8 is available free of charge in the Apple App Store section of iTunes and at www.wtnh.com.
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SOURCE WTNH News 8