At Google, Slow Growth in News Site
I use Google New and have since it started. I realize it’s far from perfect but that I like is the aggregation of different viewpoints on the same story all lumped together in one list, like this:
Israel closes Gaza after rockets (all 1,045 news articles) at the time of this posting
You can scan down the list and read different viewpoints on the same story: CNN International, Xinhua, China, International Herald Tribune, France, Los Angeles Times, CA, San Francisco Chronicle, USA, Financial Times, UK, Reuters, RTE.ie, Ireland, Voice of America, The Associated Press, Jerusalem Post, Israel, New York Times, United States, BBC News, UK, Alalam News Network, Iran, Aljazeera.com, UK, RIA Novosti, Russia, McClatchy Washington Bureau, DC, and so on.
I realize that most people will scan the front page of Google News and that will be it and many times I do the same, but on stories I care about I dig for multiple viewpoints and Google News makes that process easier than any other news site I track.