Fox O&O WTXF is making a move to an app that might be the future of TV news.
A future that doesn't include Reporters or Photographers.
Fox 29 is pushing viewers to the app Fresco News. The app let's users download it and be contacted to the station's Assignment Desk. The desk can send out the location of breaking news and viewers can then in turn, go to the location, shoot video and upload it straight to the station.
The station can then decide if the want to buy the video or not. "Just like that, you've become an important part of our FOX 29 News Team, and you can see how, as you watch your news gathering on our air, and on-line," WTXF says on their website.
And just like that, no need to have news crew go to the scene.
The app is expected to be put in play at all Fox O&O stations soon.
Watch the video above for more info.