Tilting the new Google News toward citizen sources

With today’s relaunch of Google News, the site offers new ways to customize your news consumption experience.  The Neiman Journalism Lab offers a good overview of all the changes, and summarizes noting that:

Google News: Pick your favorite citizen-powered sites

The new Google news

“… the new site is trying to balance two major, and often conflicting, goals of news consumption: personalization and serendipity.”

One of the main personalization features lets you select your favorite news sources — including citizen-powered sites.  Clicking “News Settings” in the upper-right lets you tilt the scales of the Google News algorithm toward sites like: NowPublic, the Huffington Post, and others.

Let us know how (or if) you’re using the new Google News.

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