After 36 hours of hacking at Knight Mozilla MIT hackathon this past weekend, a new tool for tracking news article revisions was born from the handiwork of Eric Price, Jennifer 8. Lee and Greg Price: NewsDiffs.
As a starting point, NewsDiffs tracks revisions for CNN and The New York Times stories, with more news organizations to come later. From the site’s homepage:
Sometimes the changes are minor — small edits in language or correction of spelling mistakes. Other times, the stories change and evolve rapidly, as a result of breaking news. Occasionally, the lede and substance of an article change as more reporting comes in on a fast breaking situation. Sometimes those changes provoke criticism.