Forget about parsing RSS feeds, etc. The Anchorage Daily News has assigned David Hulen, reporter and editor to amass all the news an Alaskan (or Anchoragean) would want. A similar experiment is underway in other locations as well. Read about it at Etaoin Shrdlu.
My experience is that they’re right on the money – nothing beats a good editor parsing and assembling news. Keep an eye on this one folks…it’s called Alaska Newsreader.
(Comments trivia: Who among you can tell me what Etaoin Shrdlu signifies (without reading about it on the site…post your answer in the comments area below)