Interactivity with the news

I love, love, love to see how major newsrooms are taking advantage of technology.

First, using the simplicity of building maps using Google Maps, the LA Times came up with this one. Also, this looks like one of the first major opportunities for MSNBC to use its FirstPerson project. It's a pretty slick little set up that gets online users involved in sharing their personal pictures, video and first-hand account. I'm hoping to help the newsrooms affiliated with the Missouri School of Journalism to improve this kind of interactivity through a multi-newsroom election project. I'll brain dump on that soon... But not while I'm at work. I'll need more time to focus my thoughts.