About Us

PocketNewz is a free, easy-to-use, feature-rich mobile phone news tool that helps users capture, share, and broadcast news that is happening around them.

PocketNewz makes it easy to become a Newzer with our InstaNewz™ tool.

PocketNewz is a revolutionary tool that turns users into Newzers. It is the world’s most on-site, eyewitness news service, putting the power of mobile reporting right in the palm of your hand. With unique tools that make it easy to record and edit videos, create captions, conduct interviews, provide commentary, and start your own Newz Station, PocketNewz makes it possible for anyone to become a mobile social Newz reporter and potentially watch their story go viral.

How PocketNewz Works

Have a story to tell? Something important to share? See a major news event happening right before your eyes? Become a PocketNewz Newzer! It’s simple! Just hit the “Add Newz” button and follow along. Then publish it on your own Newz Station. You can also share it with all your social media friends and watch it take off! Your story can be about anything from the local high school football game to a community theater production to a fire in your neighborhood.

Report on your own or with other Newzers. Include as many media segments as you like as part of your Newz reel. You’ll also be able to create your own Newz Station, invite other Newzers to contribute, and gain followers. The more Newzworthy stories you produce, the more followers you’ll win.

No story is too big or too small. Other Newzers will vote on its Newzworthiness, and presentation, and will rate each story on its merits. Stories determined by the community to be misleading, inaccurate, or not Newzworthy can be removed. Read up on Trust, Verifications and the PN Index™ below and see how you can trust Newz from PocketNewz.

Mobile Community News: Our Mission

Our goal is to transform the world of video journalism and change the way people experience news. PocketNewz puts the power to report events as they happen into the hands of Newzers all over the world, providing a platform for honest, transparent, unfiltered perspectives.

We offer every smart phone user the opportunity to become a mobile community reporter. It’s fast. It’s easy. It’s empowering. PocketNewz will give Newzers the tools and the power to change minds and change the world.

Core Newz Principles

All Newzers must agree to PocketNewz’s Terms of Use, which include rules for posting and uploading appropriate video content.

Newzers must be accurate, independent, impartial, accountable, and respectful of the people and events being covered. All stories must be Newzworthy. News that is flagged by users and does not follow these principles may be removed by PocketNewz. In addition to the Terms of Use, Newzers are expected to follow PocketNewz’s Core Newz Principles. These principles help us maintain reporting standards and bring the Newzer community together.

Safety, Identity and Privacy

PocketNewz takes privacy concerns very seriously. Although Newzers must register with their real names for the purposes of maintaining transparency, we safeguard users’ information and do not share it with third parties, unless specified in our Privacy Policy, where you can also review our “opt out” choices. Our database is protected by HTTPS.

We also take safety seriously. We are a community Newz site. Not CNN or Fox News. Our mantra is ‘Do no harm”. The Pocketnewz environment is safe. We verify Newzers identities, flag unexplained geolocation differences between the supposed location of a video, and it’s upload location, and will remove videos and their Newzers if our Core Newz Principles are not followed. Read also about some of our additional safeguards in Trust, Verifications and the PN Index™ below.

Trust, Verifications and the PN Index

Any Newzreel posted by a Newzer on PocketNewz newspaper Newz Station may be verified by that newspaper, or by a PocketNewz approved freelance journalist.

PocketNewz doesn’t rate by “likes” or “dislikes.” Newzers may “dislike” the news they view, but it may still be informative and well-delivered. We understand that not everyone will rate like this. That’s why we created the PN Index™.

The PN Index is an additional rating alongside the regular Newzer star ratings on more popular videos. The Index is created by a group of people from the PocketNewz community who we have vetted to make sure they are unbiased and professional in their approach to ratings. If they are not, we remove them from the group. As a Newz story rises in popularity, it can get a PN Index rating, which will give it greater visibility.

The PN Index is open to everyone. If you consistently rate Newz that has or acquires an Index score, and your ratings are within the same rating limits of the current group of people who are creating the Index, you will be invited to join the group. Eventually we want EVERYONE in the group!

Your rating should be based on the information provided and on the quality of the work. Was it well done? Was that information helpful? Are you smarter for having watched it? If so, it ought to receive high marks.

About Us

At PocketNewz we provide the tools and the platform to make reporting the news fun and easy so that you can create and view professional-looking news clips about stories that are important to you and those around you. We feel there’s a significant role individuals can play in news reporting, especially when it comes to local and community stories that often get overlooked. We want to make it easy to share and discuss stories that are important to you on a platform you can trust. We’re looking for “Real Newz from Real People” with real stories to share. Join our community and help us change the world of community Newz.

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The app allows newzers to upload on-the-spot and unfiltered videos of actual newsworthy events, provide commentary, interview bystanders, and instantly create a Newz reel.

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