The topic and contents aren’t really the important thing here, but I’m pretty psyched about online news reporting after seeing a ‘live conversation’ on the CBC website regarding the Pheonix Coyotes bankruptcy hearings. Through CoverItLive, the media can open up the topic to commentors as a conversation of sorts and allow your average Joe to participate in news reporting. I can’t remember the number of times that I’ve watched the news on TV or listened to it on the radio and found myself yelling at them in frustration or agreement.
In this case, a couple CBC reporters twittered the events of the court proceedings live, and readers could respond both to their musings as well as the thoughts and opinions of other commentators. Pretty cool!