A Rating System For The News

from the news-you-can-trust? dept

Just yesterday we brought up Sam Whitmore’s idea from last year of a Zagat’s style rating system for news sources. Apparently, the timing was right. Today, Business Week is pointing out that just such a service is launching, called Newstrust. Now it will be interesting to see whether or not it actually matters. How many people would actually pay attention to the such a rating? People find the sites they like and they stick with them. Also, this isn’t quite a Zagat’s-style system, as it’s just rating the overall sites, rather than rating them on various issues.

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