Beat reporting better with apps

If you’re a reporter assigned to a beat, there’s probably an app for that.

For example, consumer reporters may want to download the free recalls app from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and other government organizations that monitor the safety of food, drugs and other consumer products.

Crime reporters might want to check out the FBI’s Most Wanted app, which also provides missing children alerts and other crime-related reports. 

For health reporters, there’s Medicine Plus Mobile, which offers the latest government research on health topics and other health-related news.

Check out this list of government-sponsored apps, and feel free to share any apps you may use to cover your own beat more effectively.

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