David Weinberger describes the unbundling of media in clear terms:
“I’ve been saying for a while, and I think in Everything Is Miscellaneous, that the new front page is distributed across our day and our network. Much of it comes through our inbox. It consists of people we know and people we don’t know recommending items for our interest.”
If you still think ‘readers’ are dependent on ‘editors’ to filter the news for them… Actually, if you still think that, there’s not much that I can do. You should go explore Digg or the Huffington Post or Slashdot or whatever social media site you can find that interests you. Wire editors should check out Newsvine, for example. Actually seeing social media in action (extra points for participation) will make it seem a bit less nebulous, I promise.
My front page, in roughly the priority I cycle through it in the morning over breakfast:
- Google Reader
- Google News, including sections for specific places and topics
- My local online newspaper (This was much higher on the list when I worked there.)
- My delicious network (I rarely get this far these days, but that’s where I just pulled the Weinberger post from, via Kevin.)
So what does your front page look like? Digg? NYT? YouTube? Netvibes? None of the above?
‘Splain yourself below…
Oh, and if you really need to see some well-designed newspaper front pages, have at ‘em.