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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    nonuser, 22 May 2005 @ 8:41am

    just another front for warring ideologies

    If a site is good, people will link to it and eventually it will become known and attract a readership. Site ratings are just another opportunity for ballot stuffing and intimidation by fanatics of all stripes.

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    Anonymous Coward, 23 May 2005 @ 12:31am

    New is forsale...

    ...just like everything else in the world.

    All you need to do is travel around a bit and you'll get an idea that, from country to country, the takes on the "news" is very, very different.

    One should *NEVER* confuse "News"(tm) with the "Truth"(R) or even "Reality"(c).

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