The recently launched Newsy.com, a video news digest service, is getting some splashy attention just now. Its short video stories are actually digests of the range of news outlet reporting—print, TV, blogs … the whole gamut—on selected hot news topics. As such, as reported on the Newsy.com blog, "Newsy.com is unlike any other news service on the web – we highlight the key differences in reporting so that you can understand all the angles of a story." And on the actual Newsy.com site: "Newsy delivers with a wide spectrum of sources. In less than three minutes, you understand all sides of an issue – so you can form your own opinion."
It's an intriguing proposition and, if done well, could be a good educational tool (think "information literacy" and "source evaluation") as well as a way to stay on top of the news.
Theresa Cramer has written a story, "Newsy.com Wants to Make You Smarter, Faster," about Newsy.com that offers a full description and some interesting analysis of this company and its product. Click HERE to link to the story in Information Today, Inc.'s NewsBreaks.