Read/WriteWeb has a very interesting article about The Issue, which is an online collection of blog posts with several very interesting features:
3) Neutral Point of View.
Read/WriteWeb sees the story as one about digging into the long tail. I’m not convinced by that: this technique of having human editors dig up the story seems fundamentally limiting. I wonder, however, if there is a mashup possible for The Issue and Slashdot that would let the masses dig up potential stories, and use a wisdom of crowds approach to peek get properties (2) and (3) above.