Update : And, of course, if Dave's FlickrFan takes off. It really won't be hard at all to upgrade it to do video, and then river of checkbox news.
For the BBC or NBC or Fox or CNN, now would be a great time to start paying attention and trying to get into this.
If I was Apple, I'd be dropping the price of the MacMini to take advantage of this launch : "Buy a MacMini NOW for only $400 before end of January and get Flickrfan preinstalled". OTOH, if I was Microsoft I'd assign a couple of people on helping port this application to Windows PDQ.
And if I was Flickr ... you know, I'd at least mention it on my blog.
Update 2 : Now, I wonder if this kind of newsmap would work well on a big screen.
Update 3 : Bonus Link. Remember this? :
Winer has nothing like the resources of Apple, but look, he's created the same shape of platform : he's got the content, he's got the nice reader, he's got the flow going through his middleware. And now he can start innovating on top of that.