Link to the best

After we had breakfast a week ago and talked about possible new roles for wire services in the new world, Wolfgang Büchner, who’s soon to take the top edit position at the Deutsche Presse Agentur (the German Associated Press), send me a link to this example of the agency curating and pointing to journalism at its source, which should surely be its most important job in the link economy.

  • The Prague Monitor has been doing this for years as a daily online newspaper. Check out its homepage — has staff stories, wire stories, links off the site to other news sites and blogs, a Czech news executive summary, and full articles translated from the Czech press. The whole front page is sent by HTML email every day for free to people who sign up for it.