What's Up? News Map
Jeroen Wijering is a recent graduate of the Design Academy in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. One of his most recent projects is a Flash-based news map called What's Up?. New stories are highlighted on the map, and a balloon appears with a headline; clicking on the balloon sends you to the source of the story.
We still think the Newsmap is the most successful news monitor because it also measures the volume of coverage a story is receiving, but we like Jeroen's approach and execution.