Posts Tagged ‘Customization’

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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