Here Are The 10 'Smartest' US News Websites According To Google

Bloomberg Businessweek

Google has launched a new search filter to its “advanced search page” that allows people to sort content based on reading level – basic, intermediate, or advanced. It also allows you to chart how ‘smart’ or ‘dumb’ any website is by using the search function.

On Wednesday we posted the 10 dumbest US news sites, thanks to Adam Sherk, who analysed 25 of the biggest newspapers, magazines, TV, wire services and Web-only news organisations to see how they stacked up.

Now here are the “smartest” news sites, based on which site has the least content rated at a “basic” reading level.

Once again — Google hasn’t detailed how it measures reading level, but here are some possible explanations.

#10 AP


#8 Newsweek

#7 Christian Science Monitor

#6 AOL News

#5 Forbes

#4 Wall Street Journal

#3 The New York Times

#2 Reuters

#1 Bloomberg Businessweek

Now which news sites have the lowest reading level?

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.