Online News Sources & News Search Engines

Here’s a useful collection of some of the better, more comprehensive online news sources from local and regional to international breaking news. Many have news alerts, searchable archives, RSS feeds and other valuable features. Most in this collection are free.

Other news resources include  Big Media Links, Media Lists & Resources and Media & Journalism Trends & Opinion and you can get PR News at many sources here. The PR Coach’s blog  This Just In… will also keep you current twice a week.  Sites with a W are PR Coach “winners.”

1st Headlines
News headlines updated and served round the clock from many sources and searchable database as well.

An online news site with business news, articles, features and tips for business.

Alternative news covering what’s left including media, sex and relationships, environment, immigration and more.

If alternative media is your thing, browse the news and features from 129 alternative US and Canadian newspapers.

BBC News
BBC News offers a decidedly British take on UK and global news. Video, audio clips and much more.   W

More than 40 top city business journals with regional news and search.  W

News and financial information by segment, region, print, radio and TV.

Free and premium news, article search engine and more.

Breaking Tweets
Hyperlocal news gone global. Breaking Tweets is an independent news site using Twitter. Well worth a look as major media adopt the channel everywhere.   W

All the fun news, gossip, trends and the unusal as its breaking. Loads of fun.   W

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CBC has one of the best news websites with deep archives, news alerts, national and international news with a Canuck point of view.   W

Extensive online archive and search of news, sports, celebrity and lifestyle videos, TV episodes and more. Valuable search tool.

Home of Create Your Own Newspaper Online with more than 411,000 subscribers. Free subscription uses a useful tool to personalize your own newspaper.

Search, view and share news, lifestyle and other video with this new service.

EIN News
Global news gathered, segmented and searchable by country, industry, business topics and more. Strong international news sources.

Search this internet news portal for news on a range of topics from business and technology to finance, health, lifestyle and more.

Earth Times
Independent, non-partisan news on the environment, sustainability and key issues of the day.

Google News
One of the nest news sources with alerts, search and much more.   W

Search US and international headlines, breaking news, Op-Eds and columnists by media, region and topic.
Internet, technology, telecomm, business news and more, updated constantly. – Today’s Lead
Daily news and analysis of the day’s lead stories from the Pew Research Center.

Local TV News Media Project
University of Delaware archive of more than 10,600 local 1998 US TV news stories, available for free viewing, study, and research.

Free online news and search engine.

A news service that adds “human intelligence” to aggregated news.   W

The news museum also offers today’s newspaper front pages for your online viewing pleasure.  W

Newspaper archive and clipping service for more than 182 million articles from thousands of credible US media. Pay per use.   W

Breaking news, politics and commentary. Free news alerts.

Reuters Breaking News
World and US news, markets and financial news from Reuters newswire.

News with a British focus and front pages for the top UK newspapers.

Techmeme gathers technology news stories and presents them for fast review.   W

The Huffington Post
THP is “The Internet Newspaper” with continuous news, opinion, columns, blogs and video.   W

Today’s Front Pages
Every day, the Newseum publishes the front pages of more than 800 newspapers from 71 countries. A great way to get the news!  W

News headlines and news search.

US News & World Report
Good source of US and international news.

Vanderbilt Television News Archive
Since 1968, Vanderbilt has archived TV newscasts from the five major networks. It’s an awesome resource for PR people for media training, research and reference.   W

WorldNetDaily News
Independent WND has lots of US and international news and features.

World News
An excellent source for the top stories and current international news.   W

Links to thousands of news sources in hundreds of countries, states and cities.

World Press Review
News and views from around the world.

News with a focus of interest to women.  W

Yahoo News
Customizable news page, topic alerts and news updates regularly., Inc.