This seems like a very good idea to me…
Broadcasting & Cable writes that TBD.com, the Allbritton local news site that will focus on Washington DC, is going to be a continuous news site. In short, that means publishing news in a blog-format, where the lead is whatever happened most recently. This is hard for traditional news sites to grasp – we’re used to the finished news product and deciding which story to tell the audience is the lead – but continuous news is how people consume information online. It also doesn’t hurt that the format plays very nicely with Google. I’ve seen what happens at stations that switch to this web-native format, and the results are astounding: instant jumps in pageviews and time spent on site, and by several multiples as well.
I think this is interesting, more for the usage of technology and collaboration than the end result being in print.
How would you like to contribute to a magazine that aims to go from concept to completion in 48 hours? You would join a cadre of photographers, journalists, illustrators, and editors who want to combine the efficiencies of the web with the permanence of ink . In only twice the time it takes Jack Bauer to thwart a terrorist plot to kill the president, you would put your stamp on a publication that looks to prove that print can be nimble. It’s an experiment in using new tools to erase old media’s limits.
Saw this clip on Lost Remote. Brilliant.
Watch it all the way through.
How cool would this be? NewsOK or any news outlet could have news vehicles with built in wifi. We could file video or go live from anywhere our car is. Here’s more from Lost Remote.com.
From Lost Remote, via NY Times:
“Automakers will also be pushing Internet access for the car. With Chrysler and General Motors already offering options that turn minivans and S.U.V.’s into rolling Wi-Fi hotspots, the technology is no longer a novelty. Ford will add its name to the roster by touting a new Sync wireless broadband modem. The modem will plug into the USB port of Sync-equipped cars to create a high-speed Internet connection that can be shared by passengers.”
One of my favorite sites came into 2010 with a facelift. Lost Remote.com has a new look and brought back editor Steve Safran as well. This site, for about a decade now, covers the technology behind media, especially local media.
Next week is the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. One of the devices gaining hype is called the Tivit. Here’s a clip the Lost Remote pulled from the Wall Street Journal: