Saturday, November 05, 2011

The Next Generation of News

by contributor Brendan Kownacki

Washington media types and taste makers gathered to toast the one year anniversary of Hypervocal at the offices of the RIAA.  The online news site that brands itself  "internet sherpas bringing you the vital & viral" gathered the group to celebrate, chat about the future of news and be treated to a special musical performance by ELEW. 
So what is the next generation of news?  Hypervocal co-founder and publisher Lee Brenner said "openness" is key, describing the approach that the site takes when tackling the day's headlines, also noting that a social component and "that facebook thing" will play into the way that people want to stay informed in the future. 
Brenner teased many upcoming offerings from the site team including the launch of the new Headlines that Suck site, which gathers the best-of-the-worst headlines from articles all around the world. 

Take a look at ELEW's novel approach to Nirvana's Smells like Teen Spirit at the party: