The iPad has a great collection of apps for news, but my favorite are the social apps that allow you to collect news from many sources. The news apps I like the best are the ones that are interactive, colorful, customizable, and informative. Here are three of my favorite interactive news apps.
Flipboard: This app was named by Apple, the "app of the year" in 2010. It combines Facebook and Twitter news feeds that have been shared. You can customize your news sources and read them in an interactive magazine format. If you find an article valuable, you can retweet it or share it with others through a variety of methods.
Zite: Zite is a free personalized magazine for your iPad that automatically learns what you like and gets smarter every time you use it. I like this app better for education-related news.
SkyGrid: The SkyGrid news app shows the news releases that people are sharing the most. The stories are updating constantly so you can be the first to know.