Spotlight brings the local, authentic stories you care about to the heart of your news feed. 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 interests 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 news feed based on the interests 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 2.10.1

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

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.

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It’s nice to be able to read something and know it’s not fake. This app has done that for me and it’s so refreshing to be able read articles and not asking myself if it’s fake or not.

App Privacy

The developer, Spotlight Media Labs, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Sensitive Info
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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