Monday, 1 October 2007

Top ranked web stories to power new Sky News show

On 2nd October Sky News are to launch a new show, where story selection is based on the most popular online stories of the day. The show will run Tues-Fri every week for half an hour from 1930 and featured items will be taken from the Sky News site and from the wider net.

News ranking sites like Digg have been very popular and the OhMyNews idea of user feedback determining the relative importance of stories is not new. CurrentTV have experimented with brief bulletins based around Google News, but this is the first time a mainstream news channel has based a primetime news programme around popularity of online stories – it will be interesting to see how this compares to traditional bulletins!

Link to Sky News information on this show is here:

Sky News

Link to a previous blog post about OhMyNews is here:

Previous blog post on OhMyNews

Link to an article I wrote for NMA magazine about OhMyNews is here:
Link to NMA article

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