MEDIA
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

User-Generated News Sites Don't Follow Mainstream Press' Agenda

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.

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