by Nathan Hamm on 1/11/2007

I just wanted to share a site that I find interesting and potentially quite useful. NewsTrust allows users to rate news sources and reportage based on journalistic quality rather than popularity. Through Global Voices, I started using it during its pilot phase, and it is now in public beta.

Though there is some skewing, which Jeff Jarvis discussed a little while ago (see this comment from one of the creators as well), the project has great potential.

Much of the reason that I would like to see some readers involved is that it is a well-structured forum for critiquing the content that appears here. is listed as one of the sources at NewsTrust. So, if you are so inclined, give NewsTrust a try, and critique our work.

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