From More Than 4,500 Sources, Just a Dozen Account for Most Google News Stories?

[UPDATE: Many of the Google’s senior engineers were attending the Search Engine World conference in San Jose, California when his posting appeared. Within ten days of this posting, Google appeared to have adjusted its news algorithm. Was that a coincidence or a result of publicity from this posting? Only they know. The choices of sources that Google News’ algorithms now use appear more journalistically balanced, although questions are still being raised.] For some unofficial Web sites that we’re launching at several eastern U.S. universities this autumn, we had to find feeds of unusual categories of news stories, the quirky types […]