Google links to 6,597 articles related to the three stories atop Google News this morning.
- In the Wall Street Journal article about Jobs medical leave, you won’t find a single link to the other 174 articles that Google has found about the story.
- If you read the Associated Press article about the Golden Globe awards you’ll see that the AP doesn’t think any of other related 4,448 articles that Google found are worth linking to.
- The Fox News article about President Hu’s meeting with President Obama also fails to link to any of the 1,972 links related to that story.
I’m not saying that news organizations should link to thousands of other articles at a time, but wouldn’t it be a great service to the reader if reporters and editors pointed to those articles that would help provide a more comprehensive picture of the story?
A well picked set of 5 (pick your number) related stories could be more useful than the thousands of results that Google returns.
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