Breaking News: Breaking News Is Defunct By Tom Scocca | Posted Monday, April 18, 2011, at 3:36 PM Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Blog articles. Follow the Scocca blog. Follow stories by Tom Scocca. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. Pulitzers snubbed all the Breaking News finalists . Shoulda just gave it to Twitter. See? Still got 16 characters left over.