Reddit Teams with PBS for “User-Curated” News Show

Reddit, a content-aggregator that lists “hot” news items from the internet as voted on by its users, is teaming up with PBS for a weekly news show (via Reddit):

“It’s a weekly television news program powered by you (really). Material for the show will come from hot stories on the reddit front page every week. Meta discussions about that content and the show itself will all take place at yourweek.reddit, so please submit all your wittiest and smartest comments there. And don’t worry, the pilot (and hopefully all the future shows) will be available online.”

The question is whether or not those stories will be all that different from the stories that lead a traditional newscast.  Will the general public (or, in this case, Reddit users) have that different a take on what’s important or newsworthy?

A quick look at the Reddit frontpage shows a bit of a bent toward tech news but little stands out at extremely revelatory.  It’s also interesting to note that Reddit is owned by CondeNast…


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