People often like to talk about old vs new media. What are the ramifications? Are the news stories the same? While I don't pretend to have the answers, I did decide to use a "new age" web tool named Wordl, which takes the content from any web page (or text you submit) and builds a graphical representation. In other words (or in other Wordls), this service turns text into a graphical representation.
Thus, I bring you the news as reported on March 29, 2010 at 6:45 CDT from:
In the case of each media site, I used their "vanilla" United States root page (i.e. no user preferences). I thought it would be intriguing to compare a news service / web site which is built upon an old line newspaper (NY Times), a web based new age media site (CNN), and finally a computer service built news service (Google News). The only comment I'll make is that CNN and the NY Times seem to present less content and stress some items more on their home pages (number and size of graphics). I'll let you draw any other conclusions yourself. Thus, here are the three Wordls: (click upon any image to view full sized)NY Times.