Here are some interesting sites that present or aggregate news – useful for senior students, global relations & journalism classes and for news items in many curriculum areas. This list was prepared by Lindy Hathaway of Dickson College, ACT
Informative multi source news in a user friendly format. Different news sources and different media are provided for news items – select and compare them. Read news in categories – science, politics etc; add your own categories; save items to read later; share stories; choose local news. A good resource to compare world perspectives on a particular news item.
News items are ranked for credibility & personalised (with accounts). Mobile apps available. http://news360app.com/technology.html
Discover what’s happening around the world. Displays headlines on one side and a Google Map on the other which shows various news publishers of that headline. Zoom in and see who is publishing or search a location and see what’s happening there. Use the Mapfilter to search for specific kinds of news eg. tech news. Use the Search Cloud to see what the world is reading & writing about. Add your own sources. Includes a language filter.
BBC Live World Map
Worldwide – most popular stories now. Use left-hand menu to read news from world regions.
Multisource video news from around the world. 2 to 3 minute video clips of news items are read, amalgamating information from various global sources. The source of the information is credited as the item is read. Sources include Xinhua, Al Jazeera, New York Times, The Guardian, CNN, Human Rights Watch….Mobile apps available.
Museum of news and journalism in Washington, DC. Choose a location and read the headlines of selected newspapers from that country or region.
Collects outstanding new and classic non fiction articles of substantial length – proving that internet users do have the patience & attention spans to read in-depth materials. The site can also be browsed by categories eg. science, war, politics, arts & culture, editor’s picks etc Search the archive for topics, authors, time periods, publishers, tags. iPad app available.
Longreads: “the best long-form stories on the web”
Explore topics; new articles posted daily.
100 articles that every journalist should read about journalism
A useful resource for those interested in journalism; a 2011 project by students of La Trobe Uni. with global contributions.
Summly app for iPhones
Provides summaries of news stories & other text; swipe to see full article. 17 year old British developer Nick D’Aloisio: “We can really become the de-facto format for news on mobile. People are not scrolling through 1,000-word articles – they want snack-sized information.”
Great resources on Aust’s own portal.
Easy to select news stories – choose a tab for text, video, audio or photos.
News in 90 seconds – video: http://www.abc.net.au/news/abcnews24/news-in-90-seconds/
Top stories of the day – audio: http://www.abc.net.au/news/audio/
ABC NewsRadio – listen live: http://www.abc.net.au/newsradio/audio/streaming.htm?layout=popup
Links to other ABC news programs – Big Ideas, 7.30, Foreign Correspondent, Four Corners etc
Links to other parts of the ABC website – Environment, Science, Health, Technology…
Part of ABC International, broadcasting to 46 countries across Asia & the Pacific.
Aust. Network News: National and global. http://www.abc.net.au/news/australianetworknews/
Includes Newsline, Australia Network’s flagship current affairs program – videos of news items range from 4 mins to 10 mins. http://www.abc.net.au/news/australianetworknews/newsline/
Also available: Learning English video programs for a range of levels – includes Passport to English, English Bites, Living English… http://australianetwork.com/learningenglish/
ABC Radio Australia
Radio programs from the ABC broadcast locally and to Asia/Pacific; news items; videos.
ABC Radio Australia: Learn English online
Learn topical Aust. English in context. Courses are offered with narration in Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer; download audio and text lessons for free.