When your assignment editor sends you to the scene of breaking news, you’ll want to turn to your iPhone into a mobile police scanner and stay on top of the latest details.
These scanners are career savers for multimedia journalists trying to cover the scene alone. You can also tune in and listen to the scanner in the background, so you can keep both hands on the wheel while you’re en route. That’s exactly what Hayden Mitman did on his way to breaking news. He’s managing editor of the Star Newspapers in Philadelphia, and we reached out to him to share a police scanner app success story.