In a digital newsroom or organisation the basic unit of news is no longer the story, but less rigidly defined, writes Martin Langeveld.
“The metaphor of content as a cascading stream means there is no unit – a stream is a stream, it has no discernible building blocks. And it means that content doesn’t sit still. It is never static, but always changing,” he explains.
The cascade can be started by journalists’ own newsgathering or from a wealth of UGC and will no longer end at publication by the newsroom, but instead flow into social networks and blogs, creating a new stage for that content.