First, there was the BBC as KML.
Then, David Burden made his code more generic, so that virtually any RSS news feed with a half-way decent dateline can populate a KMZ file.
Now, Lon has used David’s code to post a KMZ file containing all of the Washington Post’s feeds.
Who’s next? Perhaps an aggregator like Google could create a composite feed that uses David’s trick to show the 50 most important stories visible within the bounding box of the field of view, refreshed when the view stops moving.
This would go a long way towards giving local news a global reach, and hence relevance. Proximity to news would become far more important, boosting smaller local providers.