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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
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.