Dave Winer and Google News

Dave Winer applied to get Scripting News onto Google News, and got rejected.

Apparently they did so on the basis that it’s just him that writes it. I suspect the real reason is that his site is not a news site, at least not in the conventional sense. It’s mostly just pointing to stuff elsewhere on the web, rarely with any comment or analysis. It’s certainly valuable, and maybe the media world will change over time, but for now a one-liner with a hyperlink is not a news service.