How we consume the news has changed dramatically over the years. With the rise of social and information networks like Twitter and Facebook, we now have access to our own crowdsourced news wires. Add to that an army of applications reinterpreting the magazine and newspaper for mobile and tablet forms, and what we have is a news media renaissance that puts the reader’s interests above all else.
Should you prefer to discover news through social connections, you can turn to Flipboard, Smartr or XYDO. If you want to consume news from just the publishers you trust, then you’ll likely develop an affinity for Pulse or FLUD. But if you’d rather your application tell you what to read, Zite may be right for you. And, we’re just getting started. What follows is a collection of 13 different apps and services that provide you with alternative ways to consume news.