Excellent big natural disaster-ish breaking news by way of map-driven coverage in The Oregonian. I like that they’re not trying to shoehorn it into a site template, but keep a logo/link up top for the ID and branding.
Two forks of a breaking news disaster plan: One is coverage, the other is making sure your site stays up, no matter what.
The SoCal fires are a good reminder to be ready with a template or two to cover a giant breaking news story.
Reporting live with Flickr and Twitter with a decent mobile phone. Not difficult, very effective, no need to re-invent the wheel. via Simon D.
“For all the bouquets and farewell notes they’d left on the tree where Satterstrom’s 2003 Nissan 350Z finally came to a rest, all the friends got back was the low hum of suburbia baking in the noonday sun.”
“Will a producer who was not on the scene tell the story accurately? Obviously, the photographer could sit down with the producer and ensure that the real story comes through. But in cases where that’s not possible, what will be done to ensure that the
Notes on using Twittergram as a news delivery service – especially now that Dave’s added RSS.
A round-up of local media and citizen coverage of a breaking news story in blog-happy Knoxville.
AP hooks up with a citizen journalism aggregator. Breaking news coverage is going to start changing rapidly, and editing and dispersing credible citizen reports is going to become part of a wire editor’s job.