BreakingNews

Two editorial positions have been created by the UK launch of Breaking News

A US-based breaking news site and Twitter account has launched in the UK and is curating real-time news alerts around the clock.

BreakingNews will now also tweet from @BreakingNewsUK and has a redesigned news section of its website.

The UK launch, which is in partnership with MSN UK and sees the start-up's first editorial team based outside the US, builds on the success of Breaking News, which curates news alerts
to the more than three million Twitter followers of @BreakingNews, 70,000 Facebook fans, on its Tumblr blog and on Breaking News.

The UK feed will be curated by an editorial team based in London, with two new jobs created, one based at MSN and one at MSNBC.

Editors scan wire services, social media, websites and mobile apps to discover breaking news. They then publish the information with attribution and links back to the original source.
 
"From the riots to the News of the World scandal, the UK has experienced a tremendous year of news so far," said Cory Bergman, director, of BreakingNews in a release. "Our London team will help strengthen the BreakingNews overall global coverage, including the European debt crisis and continuing unrest in the Middle East and North Africa."

More than 160 news organisations have partnered and shared tips with BreakingNews. News organisations can do this by applying to get their Twitter account accepted and then use #breaking, #breakingnews or @BreakingNews to alert the editorial team to a story.

MSN UK is Breaking News' first editorial distribution partnership and the London team join editors based in Washington, New York and at MSNBC in Seattle, where Breaking News is based after being acquired by the broadcaster, where it is run as an independent organisation.

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