The news we want or the the news we need?

Morris points us to this story at Editor & Publisher:

“Mainstream media outlets may not be offering up the stories online users most want to read, according to a new survey that found user-generate new sites like Yahoo giving top billing to different stories than mainstream outlets. The study, from the Project for Excellence in Journalism, took a week’s worth of news from three user-driven sites, and Yahoo, and compared it to top stories on various mainstream outlets. The result: online users gravitated toward different topics than those from traditional news outlets.”

I’m not sure what this means, if anything. But it seems like it ought to mean something.

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