An excellent idea from the BBC. Its correspondents are flashing three-graf blurbs on what's going on where they are, and the Beeb is simply running them in reverse chronological order. More detailed communications would probably be difficult and can wait for later; this is a great way to provide a big picture out of small pieces.
They say that journalism is the first draft of history. This stuff is the first draft of journalism.
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