Observations On Mainstream Media's Digital Editing
Having got the ‘show edits' feature turned on, on my news reader software NetNewsWire – I've started to notice a difference in editing and archiving styles between new and old media. New media like blogs tend make updates on old posts with new posts while old media like The Sun tend to rewrite and edit existing posts.
Pictured top and bottom are examples of where the Sun has gone back and re-edited an existing article.
I would hazard a guess that blogs and the like get traffic based on new content and therefore an additional post continues a conversation and encourages readers of RSS and newsletters to return for the update; and Google to index another page and mark it searchable.