All the news sites I have visited post stories, but don't update them. I am not looking for a tool like Google Alerts as that would have too much noise for my taste. I want to know when something new happens, not just when somebody writes yet another article on the topic!


You can try Google Alerts.

Monitor the Web for interesting new content

Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic.

Enter the topic you wish to monitor, then click preview to see the type of results you'll receive. Some handy uses of Google Alerts include:

  • monitoring a developing news story
  • keeping current on a competitor or industry
  • getting the latest on a celebrity or event
  • keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams
  • The problem with Google Alerts is that it provides too much noise. I want to just get alerts when there are developments, whenever another news organisation decides to jump on a bandwagon – Casebash Oct 2 '10 at 2:18

Google Alert is a good tool, but I don't think it's what he is looking for. He wants to follow the progress of stories. Then try http://www.newsnow.co.uk

The news gets categorized and they create separate categories. It's the tool that many journalists use to follow a breaking story. Check out hot topics.

  • Newsnow is very nice. I like how you can highlight the publications you like and hide the publications that you don't. I was actually looking for a tool to only give a few updates rather than list everywhere that the story is mentioned. – Casebash Sep 28 '10 at 11:09

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