28 October 2021

Yahoos at the Grand Swiss

Another month, another 100 stories added to the expanding collection of Yahoos. Last month we had The Yahoo Database Reveals a Lawsuit (September 2021). This month we have the news sources shown in the following chart.

The sources follow the usual pattern. Chess.com dominates, followed by six sources with two or more stories each, mostly chess sites, leaving 36 sources with a single story. CNN, already seen in Speculative Yahoos (June 2021), is arguably the most mainstream of the multi-story sources. Two of its three stories were the sort of feature story that might pop up on any source in a random month:-

The third CNN story was recent news related to a high-level World Championship qualifying event:-

Undoubtedly the story of the month, it was echoed in corresponding stories from chess news sites, including Chess.com's Peter Doggers:-

Hiding among all of the other sources was a living, breathing Yahoo:-

The story was originally from Nextshark.com. The site's About NextShark page says,

NextShark is a leading source covering Asian and Asian American news including business, culture, entertainment, politics, tech and lifestyle.

Following the story about the recent U.S. championships were links to four other stories from Nextshark.com, all about violence against Asian-Americans in different settings. Will chess tournaments become the next target?

[Yahoos (mainstream news stories about chess) are derived from Google News top-100 (or so) stories from the past month.]

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