In the old Planet, most of these stories came from conventional news services, principally Associated Press and Bay City News. We’ve been informally surveying readers about their likes and dislikes, and the role of news service copy is very controversial.
We certainly want to get more outside news from the many alternative news services that now exist, such as AlterNet and Pacific News Service. Tell us what good ones you’ve spotted.
Some Berkeley readers seem to feel insulted by seeing AP stories, though there’s always interesting stuff on the AP wire which doesn’t get into the regional dailies. Is there any argument for continuing AP? What about Bay City News? Let us know what you think.