It’s finally happened: after years of news scrolls showing unrelated headlines during newscasts, CNN last night had a box at the bottom of the screen showing facts about the speakers and candidates.  This of course required a little preparation to gather facts, and the facts could have been more interesting.  However, here’s the first example I’ve seen (granted I don’t watch much TV) where the content shown on the screen was not random.  I believe the future of news is one obvious step beyond this: giving context to video stories with related interactive content.

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