What’s the main news story of the day? It depends on where you live.
Newseum has a handy web page that let’s you visually scan the front page of over 700 newspapers across 80 countries. Open this web page, click on a continent, then click on a dot within a particular geographic area, and you’ll see what an individual paper thinks matters most today, tomorrow and the next day. It’s a pretty handy tool.
Sadly, as I looked at these maps, I couldn’t help but wonder (given the state of newspaper business) how many of these dots will disappear over time. Or, as my colleague put it, how long is it before the newspaper, as we know it, becomes an actual relic of a museum. “Newseum” may really become a newseum.
If you want to track the grim demise of the print industry, you can follow The Media is Dying on Twitter. On an hour-to-hour basis, it records the grim unwinding of various newspapers and magazines. And, while you’re at it, you can follow our Twitter feed here, too. It’s a happier feed, I promise.
Thanks Denise for the heads up on this one. Got a cool piece of cultural media? Send it our way.