His site is down at the moment, but last month Doc Searls pointed out that nearly every newspaper site looks really, really awful. I agree, and so it was with interest that I read Travis’s article re-imagining a newspaper story for a social media future:
We see that Flickr isn’t itself perfect, and certain acknowledge that it has been imperfectly adapted in this exercise for a second life as an online news site. However, we feel that there’s much to be learned, and frankly, improved, in traditional media sites, and you could do worse than to copy one of the most successful sites to appear in recent years.
Newspaper editors of the world, pay attention.