They say that newspapers are dead and they’ve become the dinosaur of media. Maybe so. Subscription numbers have fallen, yet when it comes to assembling local news, the major daily newspapers have no equal. How can you dig up news from around the country without visiting every dailies web site?
Enter News Loop, a new way to track the news from America’s major daily newspapers. Think RSS reader meets the Mac’s Notification Center.
There’s just not much to News Loop except news that’s usually more difficult to find elsewhere on the web. News Loop brings it to you with a click to the Menubar icon.
What you’ll get is a laundry list of news stories throughout the day from The New York Daily News, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today.
Newspaper icons segregate the incoming stories and one click gets you to the details. Not bad for free.
There is an interesting side effect, though. By viewing headlines from major news organizations you also get a detailed look at the trend toward sensationalism, titillation, and link bait headlines that seem to permeate today’s media. It’s not just Huffington Post anymore. Everyone is doing it and it’s sometimes difficult to segregate news and facts from opinion and perspective.