Saturday, 2 May 2009

News this week

Using various websites' "most popular" function, I'm looking for a good news and a bad news article from each site.

BBC World News:
Good: umm, "World moves to contain swine flu" has the most positive sounding headline of the "most viewed" over each of the past 5 days.
Bad: "Car attack on Dutch royal parade"

Guardian website most viewed:
Good: Revolutionary Espresso Book Machine launches in London
Bad: Southampton will fold in eight days without a buyer

NY Times most emailed:
Good: After 341 Years, British Poet Laureate Is a Woman
Bad: Personal Health: Paying a Price for Loving Red Meat

Economist Most Read:
Good: The American economy: Better than it looks?
Bad: Chrysler: End of the road

To be clear, these aren't all the "top" story on each list, but are chosen to represent as many different stories as is reasonable, using the top 5, top 10 or whatever the website offers. Swine flu dominates all of the lists, obviously.

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