Newspapers Beat Google News


Yes, you’re reading that headline right. As far as mass distribution of online news content goes, newspapers are still ahead of Google News.

According to a Nielsen Online report of the “Top 30 Online Current Events & Global News Destinations,” released to Editor and Publisher, “Several newspaper networks surpassed Google News in netting more “unique” traffic in May… stood out with 21.3 million unique visitors — more than Google News’ 11.3 million monthly visitors. Tribune Newspapers and Gannett Newspapers, taken as groups, beat the online behemoth as well.”

Yahoo! took the number one slot with, “a unique audience of 35.8 million.”

Another sign of the changing times:

The Huffington Post also made the list with 4.7 million uniques edging out the Associated Press at 4.5 million.

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