Google News


Google News is a computer-generated news site that aggregates headlines from news sources worldwide, groups similar stories together and displays them according to each reader's personalized interests.

Traditionally, news readers first pick a publication and then look for headlines that interest them. Google News does things a little differently, with the goal of offering its readers more personalized options and a wider variety of perspectives from which to choose. Google News offers links to several articles on every story, so you can first decide what subject interests you and then select which publishers’ accounts of each story you’d like to read. Click on the headline that interests you and you'll go directly to the site that published that story.

Google News articles are selected and ranked by computers that evaluate, among other things, how often and on what sites a story appears online. Google News also ranks based on certain characteristics of news content such as freshness, location, relevance and diversity. As a result, stories are sorted without regard to political viewpoint or ideology and you can choose from a wide variety of perspectives on any given story. Google continues to improve Google News by adding sources, fine-tuning its technology and providing Google News to readers in even more regions.

Faculty Note: If you require this app to be used in your course, depending on how it will be used, you might have to require your students to sign a Waiver and Consent form. View adapting the consent and waiver form for your course for help in understanding this requirement.

Information about this Google App
Google Service Icon For: Google News
App Type: 
Consumer App
Terms of Service Information: 

This app has its own Terms of Service, which differs from Google's general Terms of Service.

NC State Use Cases: 


Here are some possible ways to use this app at NC State:

  • Faculty
    • You want to use current events related to your course for your next lecture to help engage students with relavent and real-life topics. You can set up a customized Google News feed to alert you to that information. 
  • Staff
    • Your department is considering the use of social media. You can set up a customized Google News feed to keep you abreast of the latest in how social media is being used in business, and what tools are available to meet your goals.
  • Students
    • You want to work for IBM, or SAS, or Bloomberg when you graduate. You can set up a customized Google News feed to deliver up-to-date information and news about that company (or all three to compare them) so that you can dazzle them during an interview with your interest in, and knowledge about, their company.

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News is primarily a personal app, so there is no limitation in how to use it in terms of accessibility. Guidelines for assistive technology users will be coming soon.

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Tips & Tricks: 

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