Google News Obsolete? Not Yet

Nice article from Steve Bryant at Google Watch asking if Google News is obsolete. I would say no, but it does have lots of competition. I still like Google News and use it but I also really like NewsVine as well. The best part of this piece is this diddy.

This hasn’t made newspapers very happy. Editors often bemoan that aggregators like Google News take traffic away from their sites and subvert the editorial process.

Cry me a river. Wake up and smell the Web 2.0 editors. News aggregators are great because you can get a variety of coverage from multiple sources at one time. Intelligent people don’t get all their news from one source. You have to read, watch or listen to a variety of sources to get the real picture. And God forbid if users subvert the all powerful editorial process. Being your own editor is always a good idea if you have the time. If you don’t, pick up the New York Times and be happy.