CNN is an American news company. It was the first of its kind to provide full daily news broadcasts. The company’s 24-hour coverage became an instant success and helped to launch their company from a mainly US-based platform to a world-wide sensation. It was also the first company in the US to strictly provide news coverage. CNN is available in almost 100 million US homes, being one of the most popular sources for news in all of US history. CNN has now gone online, and is one of the top news sites on the internet, available to subscribers world wide instantly through a web browser.
Fox News is run by the Fox Entertainment Group and is available to almost 1/3 of the US population. Fox first began its journey into the fast-paced world of trending news coverage in 1996 when its reach was limited to 17 million viewers. In the late 1990s, Fox News became a prominent source for news coverage and is still known as one of the tops news organizations today. The company’s online version went live in 1995. In 2009 Fox introduced an extended news site that allows readers to comment on what they read and interact with others regarding the latest news.
MSNBC is a top news site that provides trending news for the NBC news company. MSNBC has seen a number of changes in the past few years, including an increase in viewership by over 61%. As a television network, the company saw a huge improvement in viewership during the 2008 presidential election, when ratings increased by an amazing 158%. Its website was launched from Washington, DC on the Microsoft University Campus. In 2007, MSNBC attempted to renew its image based on the slogan “A Fuller Spectrum of News.”
The Huffington Post blog was first created by Arianna Huffington, Kenneth Leyer, and Jonah Peretti. The blog offers information on a myriad of topics, ranging from politics, to the green movement and comedy. The news site is truly versatile. The company has resisted urges to limit the site’s topics and prefers to cover whatever is hot or interesting at any given instant. The Huffington Post and its other associated news sites have a number of regular contributors including Dr. Harold Katz and Diane Ravitch. In 2006, the company received $5 million dollars to help fund an expansion for the web site. It has seen steady growth ever since.