More examples of how news and media are making use of the Google Maps API:
Frugal Traveler on the Road
The New York Times Travel has created "Frugal Traveler on the Road" which uses Google Maps to help you follow the journey of a travel writer setting out to "hopscotch the globe using low-cost carriers, buses, trains, ferries and your travel tips."
Showing the path of a prison escapee
The Sydney Morning Herald's Stephen Hutcheon has used the new DIY site QuikMaps to show readers of the article "Sydney prison escapee rams police" what path the convict took after breaking out. Why don't more news organizations do this sort of thing?
Road Trip 2006
"C|Net News.com packs the gadgets and hits the highway" - This Google Maps mashup tracks roving reporter Daniel Terdiman as he makes use of gadgets and chronicles tech along the west coast of the US. Lots of great articles, videos and photos.
Did you get a chance to read my series on How Google Maps is used in News & Media? If not, check it out:
How Google Maps is used in News & Media - Part 1
How Google Maps is used in News & Media - Part 2