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:
“… 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.