Techmeme Launches Software-driven, Human-edited Media Blog

Tech news aggregator Techmeme added another aggregator, Mediagazer, to its family today. The new site focuses on media news, combining automated link-gathering with the editorial input of Megan McCarthy, who previously worked for Gawker’s Valleywag and Wired.

The site supplements its Drudge-style collection of links to original stories with a series of sub-links to the ensuing discussion.

McCarthy, in Mediagazer’s introductory post, offers a fairly standard justification for any news aggregator:

Keeping up with these changes is time-consuming, as essential media coverage is scattered across numerous web sites at any given moment. Mediagazer simplifies this task by organizing the key coverage in one place.

Techmeme’s Gabe Rivera says in his post announcing the launch that Mediagazer “will focus on the content production and distribution business, organizing topics as wide as journalism, blogging, video production, e-books, and digital distribution technologies.”

And with that, another voice enters the media-reporting echo chamber.