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About Fresco News

Fresco News aims to empower everyone to be their own reporter and increase the transparency of global events. Fresco's Newsroom Tool Suite includes Fresco Dispatch, which allows any local or national newsroom to create a location-based assignment the second they hear of an event they want to report on. From there, a notification is sent out to Fresco app users near the scene of the event, offering them the chance to submit footage or photos – and get paid for it. In a matter of seconds, content is vetted and curated by Fresco's 24/7 content team and put directly into the hands of some of the largest news organizations in the world. Users receive compensation and credit for their submissions.

Headquarters Location

85 Broad Street #17.134

New York, New York, 10004,

United States




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Latest Fresco News News

Fresco News Raises $1.2M For Crowdsourced Journalism – TechCrunch

Aug 31, 2020

Fresco News has raised $1.2 million in seed funding. I first wrote about the startup back in June , when founder and CEO John Meyer (pictured above) explained that the company was working an app where users could both browse breaking news content and also accept assignments to contribute photos and videos to professional news organizations. After all, local newspapers and or broadcasts may not have the resources to send a reporter to every event, particularly when they need to reach a remote location quickly, for example if there’s a fire. So instead, they could create an assignment and alert any nearby users that they’re looking for photos from the fire — contributors receive compensation and credit. Meyer said that for the past few months, Fresco has been expanding its newsroom tools while bringing more of those assignment capabilities into the revamped iPhone app which launched earlier this month . The company says that news organizations already using its tools include The Associated Press, Media General and Calkins Media, as well as “dozens” of smaller news organizations. Investors in the seed funding include CNN co-founder Reese Schonfeld, MediaBistro founder Laurel Touby, former Yahoo executive Ross Levinsohn, former NewsCorp/AOL exec Jonathan Miller, Science Inc. founder Michael Jones, Fresco Capital, 1517 Fund, Social Starts and Wavemaker Partners. Next steps include bringing more newsrooms into the system — Meyer said there’s already a significant waitlist.

Fresco News Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is Fresco News's headquarters?

    Fresco News's headquarters is located at 85 Broad Street, New York.

  • What is Fresco News's latest funding round?

    Fresco News's latest funding round is Dead.

  • How much did Fresco News raise?

    Fresco News raised a total of $7.32M.

  • Who are the investors of Fresco News?

    Investors of Fresco News include Social Starts, IDrive Ventures, Jonathan Miller, Wavemaker Partners, Ross Levinsohn and 8 more.



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