The Washington Post profiles someone who submits stories to social news sites. These online hunters “neither reports nor writes the news, but he submits stories he finds interesting.”
“This is a new field, in some ways, a new talent pool,” said Jason Calacanis, general manager at Netscape, a division of AOL. “They have a different skill set analogous to other jobs out there but perhaps most analogous to ‘cool hunting.’ “
It is fascinating the way one “cool hunter” describes “breaking” a story that was posted on the New York Times site. How can you break a story that was posted on the website of one of the most prominent newspapers in the country?