2 December 2006

‘Next generation’ news site to launch [The Guardian]

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“A non-profit news project in the US is aiming to combine the appetite for fast, aggregated news tools with a campaign to promote quality journalism,” writes Jemima Kiss in the Media Guardian.

Newstrust is being hailed by its producers as the next generation of social news websites and is hoping to promote the credible journalism and media literacy among its audience.”

“Launching in full this week after a seven-month trial, users sign up and recommend news stories by linking, rating and tagging articles on any news website.”

“The executive director, Fabrice Florin, said the site differs from existing aggregators like Digg and Del.icio.us because it measures not just the popularity of the story, but asks readers to consider how balanced it is, the diversity of sources it refers to and whether it provides enough context.”

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