New approach to a newsblog
One of the readers has pioneered a new approach to newsblogging.
With blogs as with MSM, there is an editorial function -- someone has to decide what gets included, and whether it's treated as headline or minor materials. At News Bump readers take on the latter editorial function -- if a story seems important, click on a button to bump it up. The first news set out is thus the story that readers thought the most important (combined with a function for newness, so a very popular older report does not sit at the head of the list forever). Rankings change about every half hour.
Readers who sign up can also submit news reports, which other readers can then bump up if they are interesting.