Storyful, a global journalism project, was created by Irish journalist, Mark Little in April 2010. Little hopes Storyful will become "a destination for the shared curation of news and collaborative storytelling."
In other words, Storyful hopes to find the true news within the noise of an otherwise over-saturated media landscape. The idea is to report on what people are talking on; to find the conversation.
One great feature of the site is "Around the World in 18 Tweets." This concept isn't revolutionary. Newsreels did this 50 years ago. But embracing conversational, crowd-sourced channels like Twitter is certainly refreshing, if not somewhat unique.
Little believes that all content has context. Every piece of information fits somewhere. Storyful is hoping to give journalists the tools to bring those stories, that content, to a larger audience.
The thinking behind Storyful is that real-time is changing news and redefining how we consume it. Storyful believes that "every story starts with a single voice, not a conversation in a newsroom." They also maintain that "there is ALWAYS someone closer the story."
The site is still in its Beta right now. While that leaves the form of the site still somewhat vague, its value is clearly visible.