App Breaks New Ground with Old Stories
Senior Correspondent, a mobile application that revolutionizes how people document, share and learn from the stories of older adults, is now available for Android devices on Google Play.
The groundbreaking social media app developed by Signal Hill provides a “seasoned view of the world” by combining the reporting of older journalists with crowd-sourced first-person stories documented by users of all ages.
“We believe that people seek the perspective that comes with age,” says founder and CEO Daniel Pryfogle. “Amid the constant buzz of 24-7 news, people are hungry for the long view, which means context, history and insight born of experience.”
A first in citizen journalism, Senior Correspondent offers a unique social storytelling experience that enlists users in creating a fuller picture of current issues, historic moments and life experiences.
The app enables users to explore news and opinion from older adults, take on assignments to enrich reporting, and publish stories using the photography, video and audio tools of a mobile device. Senior Correspondent curates user contributions on its award-winning website, SeniorCorrespondent.com.
App users can also follow their favorite correspondents, search topics by popular tags, and peruse the day’s headlines from Senior Correspondents across the globe.
“People will find a variety of ways to use the app, including photojournalism and documentary work, oral histories and memoir writing,” Pryfogle says. “As for coverage of current events, we believe the app will help users contribute to reporting that clarifies rather than confuses the news of the day.”
The free app is available now on Google Play. The app will be released soon at the iOS App Store.
About Signal Hill
Signal Hill is a leadership and communications consultancy that outfits organizations for adventures in story. Founded in 1999, Signal Hill uses narrative-based practices to help leaders draw upon the power of their stories and multimedia approaches to get the stories out. Learn more about Signal Hill at www.signalhillspot.com.