Newsblog relevance: Applying relevance criteria to news-related blogs



Blogs, and particularly newsblogs, are receiving increased attention for their role in uncovering important or underdeveloped aspects of news stories. This research was an attempt to explore relevance criteria as it applies to users of newsblogs. An anonymous online questionnaire presented individuals with a list of established user relevance criteria, ranking the importance of each characteristic in determining a newsblog's quality.