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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted August 19, 2008 08:01      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I love the idea behind this site, but I'm not sure if I entirely believe it's been implemented well. Still, I think it's interesting enough to share so here's a link and a blurb from their about page:

Newstrust.net

The free NewsTrust.net website features daily feeds of quality news and opinions, which are carefully rated by our members, using our unique review tools. We rate the news based on quality, not just popularity. NewsTrust reviewers evaluate each article against core principles of journalism, such as fairness, evidence, sourcing and context.

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Icon 1 posted August 19, 2008 08:33      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I don't remember what it was called but somebody was trying to start a non-biased independant news organization online and asking for donations or subscriptions (money). While I think the idea is good I just don't think that such a small group can cover world news well. Either they don't have the resources or they get thier news from a network, defeating the purpose of independant news.

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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted August 19, 2008 08:54      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Umm... I think you didn't understand what they're doing.

The site has people who rate news stories written by other, established, news sites and provides a rating and links to the story. They don't write stories or attempt to be reporters themselves.

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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted August 19, 2008 11:11      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
you must be in a magnanimus mood not to give me a RTFA post.

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