Thursday, December 20, 2007

'Dewey Defeats Truman,' Using RSS

With the advent of RSS, the dedicated news reader can instantly compare news coverage from competing organizations. That's good for readers who want a fuller picture of the news, and bad for newspapers counting on loyalty.

Last night, two major sports news outlets sent out completely opposite headlines about NFL coach Bill Parcell's next move:

Here's an example of two news outlets chasing breaking news, and one of them getting it completely wrong (these headlines were updated at the same time). Which one was it? Did Big Tuna sign with the Miami Dolphins or the Atlanta Falcons? Here's a hint.

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