There’s Hope for Society Yet!

19 Oct

Hard news still generates more ad revenue for news sites than celebrity scandals! According to Perfect Market the most valuable topics online include unemployment benefits, the Gulf, recovery of jobs, the egg recall, the oil spill itself, mortgage rates, jobs in general, President Obama, Social Security, immigration reform and California’s Proposition 8. Yay!

The article also discusses whether algorithms will replace editors when news makes the official jump from paper to online (some publications are already using this practice). It all sounds a little Matrix-like to me (machines telling us what is news and what isn’t), but is interesting stuff none the less.



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