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Monday, April 15th. Two bombs explode near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, a big news day. More than two hundred are injured, three are killed and the Boston Globe’s pay wall comes down. In the world of Internet news content that’s almost news by itself.
Pay walls prevent Internet readers from using webpage content (mainly news and scholarly readings) without paying. They’ve been controversial because for years, online newsreaders have taken free content for granted. Not anymore and not on that Monday. News about the Marathon Bombing was free for all. And not just in Boston.
I’ve become a bit of a news junkie in the past year. It started with writing for a political blog and now I’m working as a online news producer in TV.
Over those 12 months I’ve learned some great resources for news updates. I thought I’d share some of my favorites places to go for news, especially for those of us who will live and die with an iPhone (or Android) in their hand.
1. Breaking News
For getting the latest updates on news stories around the world, Breaking News is hard to beat. They started as a Twitter feed only, have expanded to a great app, and are also online. While owned by NBC, Breaking News sources information from outlets regardless of ownership.
Not only do they cover a lot of content and focus on mobile, but they live up to their name in often being the first to break news, without making mistakes. This past week, as big news story broke and developed around the country, Breaking News was one of the few outlets that didn’t print miscommunication. Continue reading