We Need Better Article Tools

The current tools that are given to readers of an online newspaper are simply extensions or small improvements to the browser's own tools.

iTunes and WebFeed Aggregators

Mixing the sorting and sharing powers of iTunes with the syndication and passive collection strengths of WebFeed aggregators.

Are weblogs racing newspaper to write the first draft of history?

Weblogs are faster, more nimble, and more local than any newspaper can hope to be. Have newspapers conceded the role of pre-history writers to them?


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Find your own doorways to content

You should place links to your newest and best content in the places a user is most likely to look in their daily workflow.

The DeCoupling of Journalism

There is something terrifying but natural about the roles of a traditional journalist being seperated.

Attracting Topic-Based Elite

Each media site, needs to not only attact the best writers and reporters for employers, but as readers and contributors.

The Celebrity Factor

Right now there are leaders and celebrities being established online on the national, regional, local, and topic levels. News sites would be wise to establish their own personalities in this space.

User-Created Content Fragments

Full stories and write-ups often pose too high of a barrier to entry. News websites should also facilitate user contributed content fragments that add to the whole.

The Information Hourglass

The traditional information hourglass is getting a wider neck through the increase in sources of information online.