TMZ.com was the first major news source to report (accurately) that Michael Jackson died on Thursday.
Michael Jackson died yesterday.
You might have heard about.
Today, I've been thinking hard about how the news unfolded yesterday points to new directions in news coverage of major events (at least in the realm of entertainment news). Hard-charging gossipy sites like TMZ, plus the speed of social media spreading that information, minus the context that more mainstream media might provide (though much later). My thoughts are enumerated in a blog post over on Digital Savant called, "The day online news took over." I'd love to hear your thoughts on the subject.