washpost’s political browser

The Publishing 2.0 blog caught on to the new Political Browser from the Washington Post. As the commenters on the blog point out, this is very much in line with what Scott Karp has long been calling for: a news filter to challenge Drudge (Karp is big on linking as an added value). The WashPost model is interesting but in my view it doesn’t move far enough toward audience participation.

When I queried Karp on that point, he replied: “Each of the sections of Political Browser have comments. And there is a section for “Reader Picks,” and a way for readers to suggest links.”

We’ll have to see whether that’s enough to maintain interest.

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