CNN Challenge

is a news game based upon leading news stories of the week. The game offers you a series of multiple choice questions based on the news. There are three rounds to each game. Your score is based upon not only answering correctly but also how quickly you answer each question. At the end of each game, CNN Challenge provides links to the stories the questions were based on.

Visual News Sites


This is a fun way of reading news headlines. Type in your search words, then doodle on the blank screen and watch your search results displayed around your doodle!

Spectra Visual Newsreader

Choose your news channels and then scroll through the selections given. You have the choice of saving items to 'News Collector'.

Yahoo NewsGlobe

Choose autoplay or interactive mode. Move the globe in interactive mode and click on the markers to read the news stories. Seems to have a USA emphasis!

Visual Headlines

Today's headlines in photos. Again, very American.


Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator. Newsmap provides a tool to divide information into quickly recognizable bands which, when presented together, reveal underlying patterns in news reporting across cultures and within news segments in constant change around the globe.
Select countries and categories

10 x 10

100 Words and Pictures that Define Time
Shows the latest news by the hour.
Every hour, 10x10 scans the RSS feeds of several leading international news sources, and performs an elaborate process of weighted linguistic analysis on the text contained in their top news stories. After this process, conclusions are automatically drawn about the hour's most important words. The top 100 words are chosen, along with 100 corresponding images, culled from the source news stories.
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World News Map

World map coloured according the Headline News or Breaking News. Click on an area to get stories.

24 Hours in Pictures

A selection of the best images from around the world.

ABC News

Current Interactives


CNN International

Important events, trends and subjects

The Monitor

News, multimedia, sports and more

World News Photos

View the most important news expressed in photos

Channel One

Breaking news, video

SBS World News Australia

News items, photos, videos

BBC Read Around

Voice of America

Current News

Words in the News

Breaking News English

International Herald Tribune

More CNN

Yahoo News

Video News with Closed Captioning


New York Times Learning Network

Grades 3 to 12. Links to Daily Lesson Plans, daily news quiz etc

Press Display

Newspapers from around the world
Search (by today, this week, this month, anytime) by title of newspaper (select country, language).
Useful for current events and looking at different views on topics.

Newseum: Today's Front Pages

The Newseum displays these daily newspaper front pages in their original, unedited form. Some front pages may contain material that is objectionable to some visitors. Viewer discretion is advised.
Gallery, List or Map view

Thousands of Newspapers on the Net


Thought provoking journalism on air and online

The Big Picture

News stories in photographs
NOTE: Some great action photos here that could be useful as a stimulus for writing.

180n. Choose what's news.
Dailymashup - Flickr + Delicious + Yahoo news mash-up.
Hypetracker - Popular news searches in graphs.
Newsvine - Read, write & discuss news.
Newzingo - News tag cloud; Google News mash-up.
Nulltag - News tag clouds.
Topix - Share & discuss news.
Wordnews - News tagged in Times.
Yahoo Tag Soup - News tag cloud; Yahoo News mash-up.**