I’ve unexpectedly been thinking a bit lately about how news organizations cover death and the lifes lived by the recently deceased.

Our website doesn’t currently run obits, but in light of my blathering about how valuable they are as a community service, it seems like we probably ought to. The question: What’s the Web 2.0 version of the obit. Video? Roll-your-own death notice?

How can we best use the web to fulfill and expand on the purposes of the traditional newspaper obituary?

Suggestions invited.