Spotlight brings the local, authentic stories you care about to the heart of your newsfeed. With unprecedented access to college newspapers and local news hubs – alongside the most trustworthy national news sources – Spotlight brings stories you won’t find anywhere else to your fingertips.

Spotlight is 100% built around the topics you choose, replacing intrusive clickbait, fake news and irrelevant filler with important updates on the people, places, passions and ideas that matter most to you.

It’s time for the news to get real. Say hello to Spotlight.

The Spotlight mobile newsfeed app is free and easy to use. Key features include:

• College newsroom content
• Local newspaper content
• The latest stories from trusted national news sources
• Customized newsfeed based on the topics you choose
• Available to students, alumni and everyone else

The Spotlight app uses your location to send you news updates from publishers in your area. Location settings can be configured in the app Settings.

What’s New

Version 2.9.1

At Spotlight, we aim to put the spotlight on your news.
In this release,
User interface improvements and stability fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

PMP806 ,

A+ Purveyor for local online news

The latest update is a big step forward. The devs have polished the UX and cleaned up the clutter. Prominent news outlets are available, but I’ve had fun discovering some niche and regional journalism outlets that are just as illuminating as their national counterparts.

Triest M. ,

Sleek news app

Simple and sleek app that offers many local and college papers conveniently. Their “Interests” feature is really nice and allows me to focus on articles that I prefer to see. Their content catalog always seems to be expanding too.

Romy M. ,

Amazing Idea And Execution

As a college student myself I can definitely say it’s easy to get lost in all the different kinds of information sent around and it’s nice to know Spotlight exists to make it easy to stay in the know.


Spotlight Media Labs, Inc.
20.1 MB

Requires iOS 12.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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