In Cascadia Scorecard 2004, we argued that our region is bombarded by news of the dramatic: wildfire and war, scandal and celebrity, stock market gains and losses. But this “fast” news ignores the slow-changing trends that determine our future.

Newsmap has created a continuously updated visual map of the fast news. Each headline’s size reflects the number of media outlets running the story at the moment, according to Google news. It’s an impressive technical feat—and a revealing indicator of what the media regard as important.