The design below is for a widget or a banner html module that shows you the stories about people in the press in a very visually beautiful manner.
There are several methodlogies to determine the list of these top players in the different categories of news (categories are World, US, Business etc.). We will list a few below and suggest what DayPI calls can be used.
When the user clicks on one of these topics, call topic_getRelatedStories to pull stories about that topic. You can also use specific source filters for each category to ensure that the news shown for each topic is from the right category.
The background picture of related topics is a big part of this design. It might be a good idea to maintain a mapping on the client side for some of these topics to these visual images to make the design more effective.
This is still an idea, but if you would like to give it a life - let us know.