Tracking Breaking News Alerts
At work, I often hear how competitive it is to break news before other sources. We’ve always wanted to log and automate it for competitive reasons. It’s been hard to automate until recently thanks to the help of one of my favorite sites IFTTT. Only one day of alerts in it so far, but very cool to see all the breaking news alerts visualized on a calendar, what news orgs alert which events, and how fast they are to alert.
I can’t wait until there’s a month worth of alerts. Should be interested to see if we can glean any knowledge from this. Below is a screen grab from my google calendar of the first day of news alerts. So far I’m tracking: The Washington Post, NY Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Fox News and a few local news stations…