Google has made some interesting changes in its Google News section. It is now available in an attractive new image version and has a fresher feel compared to the old text oriented pages. The 'image version' link on the left side of the Google News page takes you to the new 'image version'. Along with news articles, there are relevant news images carrying small subtitles. If one places the cursor on the image, it immediately places the related news article on the right side to the top position. By clicking on that one can read the news report.
The new change does not only reflect the frontpage, but also for any news related search query. The new visual window has the feel of a news channel and it is a first step for the No.1 search engine towards a Google News video news version.
All the images are picked algorithmically and automatically. The images do not always convey relevant meaning, rather sometimes it is a very generic photo. The photos are cropped to make it fit into the square size which often destroys the value. Moreover, the subtitle for many stories are too short to make any sense of it.