I'm an admitted news junkie, one who trolls multiple sources to get every angle on a story and who must feel knowledgeable about the world before the real day can begin. News creates context for the reality of the day and the inputs for decisions that need to be made. My typical routine is to first wander around the likes of CNN, Fox, and Drudge Report, then do some canned searches on a variety of keyword terms related to my interests, and then finally take a look at what some of my favorite bloggers have written.
Each of these sites is a single page with a domain name ending in ".am" alluding to the "morning news" style, and each is created entirely from dynamic data sourced only seconds beforehand. The left column lists the top stories in the world, nationally, different regions, even in politics, entertainment, and sports. The center column drills down deeper into a specific topic area such as "lean" and then into subtopics such as "lean health care." The third column shows the latest posts from the best blogs in that topic.
The top pane of each column rotates through with a brief one-line synopsis of each news or blog item. By rolling your mouse over one of the items further down in the column the top pane will immediately show that synopsis. And obviously clicking on any of the items takes you directly to the full story.
As of today we have the following:
- lean.am – lean manufacturing and lean enterprise news
- manufacturing.am – general manufacturing news
- engineering.am – engineering news
- healthcare.am – health care news
- quality.am – quality news
- safety.am – safety news
- supplychain.am – supply chain news
We may add more in the future, and we will definitely be using your input to improve the quality and amount of information displayed. This is our first pass, and we will be continually improving. The intent is to have a single page aggregate of all the news you need to see first thing in the morning. A new, news, home page.