1. #wafloods is a revolution in Washington media. The more we can create cross news room standards like this, the better.
2. Lewis County Buzz is back for the floods as well. Originally started in response to the 2007 floods, the Chronicle shuttered the forums after things got out of hand back in August. It might have been the nature of online forums, but I'm sure a little moderating (whether imposed by the Chronicle or by the community) would have done some good.
Lets hope that they either keep the forums open this time, or a user has the foresight to start a new forum in the expectations that the Chronicle will close the Buzz in a little while anyway.
3. The Olympian turned their site blog into a breaking news blog. Nice touch for the floods.