Have any of you seen http://news.google.com ?
This Google site (in beta) is a fully automated news site. According to Google: "The headlines that appear on Google news are selected entirely by computer algorithms, based on how and where the stories appear elsewhere on the web. There are no human editors at Google selecting or grouping the headlines and no individual decides which stories get top placement. This occasionally results in some articles appearing to be out of context."
I like the idea. It gives me some insight in what news is produced and which of that is popular. They now have various news sites localized: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
If you didn't do so already then have a look.