Paris based Worldcrunch is a new publication that translates foreign language news from leading sources into English. Founded by former Time magazine bureau chief Jeff Israely, the site’s team of journalists select, translate and curate interesting news stories from around the world.Worldcrunch launched in December 2011, and has quickly attracted a following. Unlike machine translation services, which produce awkward and difficult to read texts, Worldcrunch stories are translated by humans, and by working journalists, resulting in translations that are not only understandable, but also a pleasure to read.
The site tracks stories from many of the world’s leading news sources, including:
- America Economia : Latin America’s leading business magazine
- Caixin : Chinese financial and economic news
- ClarinX : Argentina’s largest newspaper
- Die Welt : German daily newspaper
- Economic Observer : leading business publication in China
- Folha de Sao Paulo : leading daily newspaper in Brazil
- Haaretz : Israel’s leading newspaper
- Hürriyet (“Liberty”) : leading Turkish newspaper
- Il Sole 24 Ore (“The Sun 24 Hours”) is Italy’s leading business daily.
- La Stampa (“The Press”) is Italy’s leading daily paper.
- Le Figaro : one of France’s to news magazines.
- Le Monde (“The World”) : France’s leading daily paper, now distributed in 120 countries.
- Les Echos : France’s leading business magazine.
- Le Soir : Morocco’s daily newspaper.
- Le Temps : Switzerland’s top French language daily.
- Radikal : one of Turkey’s leading dailies.
- Tages Anzeiger : Switzerland’s leading German language daily.
Other Ways To Read Foreign Language News
We recently reviewed the re-launched version of Babelfish. If you can’t find a human translation of a news story on Worldcrunch, you can use this service to machine translate it, and if desired, request a fast professional translation from Gengo or One Hour Translation (prices vary from 5 to 15 cents per word depending on the provider and quality level selected). So between Worldcrunch and Babelfish, you have a great set of tools for reading and sharing foreign language news stores.