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News happens all around us, and you, our viewers and listeners armed with a smartphone are often eyewitnesses to the most compelling stories, from weather damage, to a funny sign, from a crime in progress, to a heroic rescue.
Now, your reports can be featured on KPIX 5 and KCBS Radio, as part of the CBS Street Team.
To be part of our comprehensive coverage, make sure you tell us as many of the “Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How” as possible, especially:
- Where something happened
- When it happened
- Get contact information for anyone involved, like a hero, or an interesting business, etc.
- Get names and spellings
Call and give a live phone report. Direct Hotline to Newsroom:
KPIX 5 (415) 765-8610 | KCBS (415) 474-5227 or (415) 474-KCBS
- Make sure to turn your TV or radio off while you’re calling in.
- You don’t need to know all the facts yet. Just describe what you see or what you saw.
- Speak slowly and clearly.
Upload breaking news photos, weather photos, or Bay Area events directly here SHARE YOUR PHOTOS
HOW TO SHOOT NEWS:
- Remember to hold your phone HORIZONTAL, just like how your home TV is used.
- Brace your phone on something solid, so it doesn’t shake.
- Hold shots for at least 5 seconds. Count (silently!) to 5 as you hold each shot.
- Try to shoot at least 30 seconds of video
- Think about the audio. If there is something loud going on, make sure your phone also picks up that sound.
Record a first-hand account of news, or even interview someone and share the audio.
Send it to KCBS. Use your smartphone’s “Voice Recorder” or shoot it on video.
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