“The lede of a newspaper’s front page is the main story,” this blog explains. “The lede of an article is the way it begins: the statement of facts or the anecdote that the writer lays out to lead readers into a story.” Every day, Robert Mackey synthesizes the big news story of the day as it is reported across the web on Twitter, blogs, and leading news sources including The New York Times. Readers are invited to contribute their own eyewitness accounts, videos and photos to the blog. The Lede’s blogroll offers easy links to other news and video sites along with important blogs, features, and commentaries. This is a great way to stay informed about national and international events.