The Mechanics of New Media for Breaking News

The Mechanics of New Media for Breaking News
Nicko Margolies
  • 27 january 2009

Michael Surtees, the man behind DesignNotes, recently posted an interesting piece on new media’s role in delivering breaking news.  He looked specifically at the interaction between different media sources with regards to the crash of Flight 1549 into the Hudson River.  Just by keeping up to date on his tweets, tracking down live video and photographs, Surtees was able to stay involved with the events as they took place.  In his article he highlights how one could follow events through a variety of sites as long as they know where to look.  DesignNotes reflects on the day’s activity:

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