In case you’ve been following the thread about a new attitude toward reporting and some of the trends we occasionally highlight, you may want to check how some parts of the media is covering the Iran elections.
The New York Times, which is as mainstream as you can get, is unleashing its full force of new media smarts in the online section called The Lede. Check how they are updating, aggregating reports from a variety of sources, and keeping the story alive.
Here is how they describe the new experiment:
“The Lede is a news blog that remixes the day’s top stories, adding information gleaned from Web sites around the world or gathered through original reporting by writers, editors and readers of The New York Times, to provide fresh perspectives on events and to draw readers in to the world-wide conversation about the news taking place online.”