This is the question the German online news site “Spiegel Online” is asking in an article on how people were able to quickly obtain news on the Hudson river plane crash. Slowly, even traditional media is waking up to the idea that maybe, just maybe, new ways of producing and consuming news have arrived and they should be thinking about how they can utilize them.
This is the reason we put the effort into building the NYOOZE platform. A white-label solution that both aggregates traditional news sources as well as tapping into citizen reporting via either a news upload, email-in or Twitter search. The important thing is being able to combine the different news sources to create a news-context.
“Just” having news on Twitter is not the right way to go. “Just” having news from a “traditional” journalist is also not the right way to go. But combining these in a single platform …..