Ripple is an innovative new platform that is designed to provide local news coverage in 26 cities around the world.
The service is available in the form of a smartphone app that lets you see stories breaking in different places, and assess their ripple effects. It includes a diverse array of stories, with coverage ranging from so-called hyper-local content from specific neighborhoods to broader, city-wide coverage. The app also curates stories from local news outlets and partners.
While it's true that news readers are increasingly keen to know about what's happening all over the world, the fact of the matter is that local news coverage remains the bread and butter of the journalism trade. Ripple helps support local journalism by streamlining story aggregation and distribution, helping the end consumers get quality content that they're interested in.