How do you take your news?

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Given my line of work, it will hardly come as a surprise that I’m absolutely obsessed with how we consume our news. I’ll take it however it comes, whether it’s via print, digital or social media. My daily diet kicks off within minutes of my alarm with a quick check of my favourite news feeds on Twitter, then it’s off to work with the radio on, another Twitter check and a cover-to-cover read of a newspaper − and so it continues throughout the day.

News is already fast and ever-breaking, so I was quite surprised to read that people are fed up with the ‘old’ way of breaking and reporting news and are now looking for a transformation in how news is delivered. Really?

It was the founder of the ‘I Can Haz Cheezburger’ network who expressed this view and he’s looking at ways to combat the ‘problem’. It seems that plans were afoot to come up with software that combines the best bits of the Huffington Post, WordPress and I Can Haz Cheezburger.

The software was set up to allow anyone to report breaking news, pulling together different sources and opinions. In my view, Twitter and blogging are already doing this job pretty well, but I’ll keep an open mind. Even when I pick up breaking news on social media, I look to traditional news sites to qualify the information.

Following some initial criticism, the latest plan of action is to scrap the software in favour of bringing together a group of 50 specialists who’ll brainstorm the problem on 29 July. Watch this space…