Andrea Dworkin died on Saturday. She was 58.
I realize this example will only work for a little while, but imagine an encyclopedia that had someone’s death noted in their biography before the first major news outlet had even published an obituary. That’s Wikipedia.
UPDATE: At 12:15 CDT, we get this report from the Guardian.
UPDATE, 12 April 2005: The Guardian Newsblog links to this post and contains some additional information on how the news of Ms. Dworkin’s death was disseminated.