• The Upshot: Search Powers The News At Yahoo

    The Upshot: Search Powers The News At Yahoo

    Yahoo is getting serious about the news. Today, it launched a new political news blog called The Upshot, written by a staff of six writers and two editors. The Upshot is a mix of original reporting, commentary, links, and licensed news photos. Rather than simply republishing stories from the news wires or other news outlets like rest of Yahoo News, the Upshot is trying to cultivate a… Read More

  • More People Around The World Get Their News Online From Google News Than CNN

    Well, Rupert Murdoch is going to love this. More people around the world get their news online from Google News than from CNN or the news properties of the New York Times. In November, 2009, according to comScore, Google News attracted 100 million unique visitors worldwide, making it a larger news site than CNN (66 million) or the combined properties of the New York Times (92 million). But… Read More

  • The Media Bundle Is Dead, Long Live The News Aggregators

    Here we go again. The newspaper industry is blaming online news aggregators for its dwindling profits and inability to adapt to a world of links and truly-free flowing information. (They like it when information flows freely into their pages, but not so much when it flows out). On Thursday, paidContent ran an essay by media consultant Arnon Mishkin called “The Fallacy Of The Link… Read More

  • Yahoo News Beta Tests New Design, Knows If You Get Bored Easily

    Yahoo News has launched a beta version of its massively popular news site that reaches a reported 44 million unique visitors a month. The new site has introduced a number of basic aesthetic changes (the font is slightly larger and there’s more space between text) along with some new design changes that incorporate rich media and gear the site to better serve its diverse variety of… Read More

  • Yahoo Wants Free Reporting

    Yahoo wants you to work for their news site. But you might not get paid. The company announced on Monday that they would partner with Reuters to solicit public contributions to their news service. The new submission page is live but not yet accepting submissions. CNN has been accepting public picture and video submissions for quite a while now but it doesn’t seem to be a significant part… Read More