Props to TBD for Discovery Channel hostage coverage

By Steve Safran Comment

Of all the sites I looked at, the nascent TBD.com did the best job of covering the Discovery Channel hostage situation on Wednesday. It was all over the story. But more than that, it put its information into a river of news. That meant constant updates – even a sentence or two – as the afternoon went on:

Same goes with @tbd on Twitter — a great combination of new information, retweets, hashtags and requests for information from others:

By later in the day, as more information came in, reporters wrote longer pieces. As of today, the site is still posting regular, continuous news updates. We believe this is the way news should be covered online – moment by moment and fact by fact.

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