Here’s a brilliant idea for online news. The Value Added News initiative has developed an open-source ‘microformat‘ for online news. This format makes online news machine readable, including what the story is about, who wrote it, where it was first published, the news principles it adheres to and how it may be reused. Simple, elegant and non-intrusive. Kudos.
In short Value Added News will:
- Make your content much easier to find
- Give proper credit to the author(s)
- Protect uses of your news content
- Make your news principles transparent
- Unlock the hidden value of your news archive