Navigating News in The Digital World

Category: News History

The Most Popular U.S. News Websites

Technology is emerging and expanding at high speeds and we all know how the internet works and rely the most on the internet. So we are relying on the internet for the news as well. The first invention of a hard copy was first invented in England. But well before that the Acta Diurna published in Rome around 59 BC. It was called “The Relation”. But newspapers were not well known to the entire world. Also that population was less. Now technology has developed and everyone knows what a NEWS means. Now everyone loves to share everything that is happening around them. This concept of spreading all of the information of all sorts, led to so many different concepts. One such concept is called social media, which helps you to connect to people all around the world and exchange information like personal, professional, promotional updates, business oriented and many other life happenings. There are many number of websites that is available to provide digital newspapers online worldwide. Let’s take a look.

List of U.S websites providing digital newspapers

Yahoo news, Google news, Huffington Post, CNN, New York Times, Fox News, NBC News, Mail Online, Washington Post, The Guardian, WSJ, ABC news, BBC news, USA today, and LA times. These are the websites that are ranked according to the above respective order. These websites contain all the information in all of the fields that are posted on their home page in the form of posts or posters and you just have to click on that post and it will give you all of the information about what you have to know. Websites like Google, Yahoo, mail online has availability to email service to their customers as well. So we can view the website as informative as well as for exchanging information. News updates will be provided to you through the email service as well. In other words, it acts as a multi-purpose device. Web sites like CNN, New York Times, BBC, ABC news are all available as a media channel on television and as a website. Let us know about the most popular websites that we can rely on to get accurate news.

  • CNN news-it was introduced in the year 1980. It provides up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest, currently happening situations, weather, entertainment and politics. It is an American news-based pay television channel and a news website owned by AT&T’s Warner Media. This is also said to be the first channel company that provided the 24 hour news coverage. It was the first news company of the United States.
  • New York Times- it provides information about breaking news, reviews and opinions about Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, real estate and much more. The website is It is an American newspaper that was New York based and had access to worldwide influence and readership. It was found on September 18th 1861. As the use of the internet began they started a website with the same name as their newspaper.
  • Huffington Post– it is a website containing blogs, posts, original content offering coverage of United States’ politics, entertainment, style, world news, comedy and technology. Also known as HuffPost, it is an American news and opinion website and a blog which contains different editions. It contains a regional edition which is only about one particular state or a country. The other is international edition, which is world-wide. It was launched in the year 2005. It is ranked as number one website on the most popular political sites list by the eBizMBA rank. It is also first known website to win a Pulitzer Prize.
  • Fox news- is well known website for breaking news and videos of current news, sports, education, politics, health, U.S world, business and technology. The website for the same is It was initially an American based television news channel. It was owned by the news corporation from 1996 to 2013 and by 21st century fox from 2013 to 2019 and currently being taken by Fox Corporation.
  • USA today- it provides current regional and national news, entertainment, finance, sports and technology through award winning journals, photos and videos. The website for this is It is an internationally distributed, American daily that serves as a flagship publication of its owner, Gannett Company. It was founded on September 15, 1982. However, the genesis of USA today was in the year 1980.
  • Yahoo! News– it is the website providing latest news and headlines, breaking news and in-depth coverage videos and photos popping onto the home page of the website. Website: It originated as an internet based news aggregator by yahoo. Articles usually came from association press, fox news, ABC news, CNN news and much more. It was invented in the year 2001 as an email service and thought of expanding the knowledge in people by collecting news from many sources into one destination.

How Has The Way People Get Their News Changed?


Initially, when the world first came about, nobody knew anything about the population or anything that was going on other than about the ones living with them. But knowing about what happens all around the universe in all the directions of north, south, east, and west, NEWS was invented. NEWS is an abbreviation for all the directions that is, North, East, West, and South. It is defined as a platform that provides all the information about the current (in other words present) happenings around the world. It is very helpful to know because based on the current happenings, future can be developed and preserved in a much better way.

Importance of News

As we can see every day there are a lot of innovations in almost all the fields. Landlines have been replaced by mobile phones, we have machines that wash your clothes and automatically tells you that the work is done and switches itself off. We have technology where one device has complete control of your homes and offices. You can literally track whatever is going on in your house from a faraway place. That is how easy it has become for us to know about everything that is going on around us. How are we able to know about all of this? This is because of NEWS. News from all the places of the world are gathered and reached out to all the places of the world. News is not just about telling what is going on around you but also lets you know the opportunities for business, job, lands available for sale and what not. Through this you can get your jobs, earn money, it helps you to find new places and explore everywhere, meet new people and much more.

Historical ways for news to travel

There are several ways to know what is happening around us. The earliest way the news was spreading was by the “word of mouth”. People in the ancient times, gathered together in one place and discuss various happenings around them and shared their views about everything around a camp fire. In the earliest era, people from different places communicated using pigeons, and horses. This was done by writing down the message they want to send in a paper, tie it on the pigeon’s claws and send it. But this was only to the group of people whom we want to send. During the dynasty times, communication between different states and countries were happening by writing a letter and assigning a messenger to travel to the destination place where they want the message to convey and to just give the letter to them and again take back their response and give it to their emperor and so on. This method was efficient only for intercommunication and not for global-wide news communication. This cannot reach a large scale of people say, for an entire continent.

Evolution of Newspapers

Which is why newspapers were invented. During the 1665 was the invention of the first newspaper from England. The second was in the year 1705 in Britain and then the newspaper started spreading all around the world. Now newspapers are the way we get to know what is going on world-wide.

Evolution of Internet

As several years passed, there was an evolution of the internet. The internet was utilized in almost all the fields and continues even now and so did it use the advantage of NEWS in internet as well. In the present world we see digital newspapers that has been so helpful to the people around. It is available for free, it is reliable, and it is eco-friendly. We even have a facility of receiving news updates through emails every day. Technology has made everything so simpler for us. People started using telegrams which was the way to write a letter and post it into the post office who will later take it and send to destination.

Digital News and Social Media

Nowadays we are in the technology where the Alexa or Siri has made it so comfortable for you that it could read out the news for you without you looking into it. There are many search engines that explain about everything you need to know. Examples are Google, Mozilla Firefox, internet explorer, etc.

NEWS is gathered from the media. By media, I mean journalists, reporters and of course social media sites like twitter, Facebook, Whatsapp, and Instagram. We even have the facility to look at what is happening in different places on “live”. By this we mean that we can see what is happening in different places at that present period of time. The opportunities for people have been broadened for the people today and even for the future.

All of this evolved by the inventions in the field of science and technology by first focusing on the drawbacks of the present to develop the future.

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