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SmartNews: Local Breaking News Category Rankings

Review Breakdown

SmartNews: Local Breaking News Review Breakdowns

Ad Intelligence on 6 Networks

Ad network creative preview
Network Facebook
Media Type Video
First Seen 2 days ago
Last Seen 2 days ago
Creative Count 2007

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best news 1
smartnews 2
smart news 3
abc abcnews 4
real news 5


Mar, 2020


Mar, 2020



SmartNews is the award-winning news app downloaded by 40+ million readers in 100+ countries! SmartNews analyzes millions of articles every day to deliver the top trending news stories influencing the world right now. News From All Sides! SmartNews delivers high-quality news headlines and breaking news from top news publishers: NBC News, MSNBC, USA Today, TIME, The Huffington Post, Bleacher Report, Quartz, The Verge, VICE, VOX, AP, Reuters, Buzzfeed, Fast Company and more. *** Reviews: “Better than Feedly or Flipboard. Love it!” Jack C. “Much better than the new version of Apple News.” - Polidoc “Been using Google News but this is better. Much easier to share.” Eddie H. “Literally one of the best news apps… It ranks with the likes of BBC News.” -lightspeed12 “Browse headlines quickly, customize your channels and read the news offline. SmartNews is an excellent free alternative to other popular news apps.” - CNET *** Features: Breaking News Notifications for breaking news stories. Trusted News 300+ top US & World news publications. Offline News Fetch trending news and read news offline. *** Awards: - Best of 2013 (Japan) - Apple - Best App of the Year, 2013 (Japan) - Google

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Useful coverage
7Stever on 2020-04-09
Smart News has some great elements including the ability to track some location specific news as well as national and international news. For me, the biggest issue is that Smart News includes way too many blogs which I would not classify as a reliable journalism source. A major improvement would having a tabbed section specifically labeled for blogs. This would include the blogs but help people identify journalistic sources from blogs which may not not be unbiased, balanced or fair.
International News Sources
tired of the same news sources on 2020-04-09
Anyway to pull in more legitimate news sources outside the US to avoid the divisive reporting so prevalent in this app? Almost everything you currently pull in has one agenda or another. Please don’t recommend adding BBC, although it is fine, but looking for more diverse sources. At least it would be from an origin more interested in just reporting what’s happening from their perspectives rather than someone rewriting an already poorly written AP story to fit their position.
Mixed bag
Never Surrender Never Give Up on 2020-04-09
There is some good information here, but there is also a lot of trash. If you want serious news it is unlikely that you need stories about the social devas posing in their underwear, or whatever, from their million dollar houses during their social distancing. In addition, there’s a lot of opinion pieces on who to blame for all the troubles in the world (usually Trump). How about we get through this first then worry about blame.
Ft Smith Covid count
arkierinningwild on 2020-04-09
Two of the last news programs you produced have stated Benton County numbers but you go on to say ‘there are also infections in Sebastian, Crawford, Franklin etc. we want to hear actual numbers as we are far from Benton County. Please rectify this oversight. WE WANT TO HEAR NUMBERS at every broadcast. Please cover more thoroughly on the ten o’clock news and ALL news casts going forward. Thank you
Can customize
#yellow on 2020-04-09
I noticed the majority of news sources showing were definitely liberal/progressive leaning. I like to see a balance and found you can customize by selecting news sources on the Discover tab. Takes a little bit of effort. The app is driven by top trends, so the more people that click on a sensationalist headline, the more you will see it in your feed. I appreciate the ability to customize.
Shamefully exploits families in their ads
justmerebecca on 2020-04-09
They have no regard for the families behind the “news story” they feature in their ad. Sadly, they splash the picture of a bright smiling teen who was sadly missing for nearly a year before he was found where he’d taken his own life. Imagine scrolling on your social media one day and BOOM! Shame on you “SmartNews”, think about the ads you share. I’m deleting my app right now!
Smart News tells the truth.
Lynnda 1 on 2020-04-09
It is great to be frequently updated on what is happening in this stressful time. What a relief it is to get the truth and to know you are getting the truth because we have educated yourselves of what is true and what is not. You can’t believe Fox to tell the truth even if it may be a danger to some people that refuse to educate them selves. So thank you!
Very biased, factually incorrect, misleading
LD in SC on 2020-04-09
Format has good potential. However, most news coverage is very biased and factually incorrect. This is app is well suited for those extremists on the political left where facts don’t matter. It is not good for those who can think critically and are politically independent. Enjoyed the tech, business, and science sections—a good mix of articles.
megsandbay on 2020-04-09
I like the app because it gives me a variety. However I would like the ability to block news sources of my choosing. I’m am being inundated with articles from the Blast and Salt Lake Tribune both of which I don’t care to read. Not a big deal but an annoyance that may find me looking for another app
Hoped for balance
0707wanttruth on 2020-04-09
This too is very left leaning, just like nearly all media. I was hoping for a fair & balanced mix of editorial & topic, left middle & right. As is the world, this too is unfair to the conservative opinion and tries to persuade the reader towards the opinion of the left.

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