News originated as an internet-based news aggregator by Yahoo!.
Articles originally came from news services such as the Associated
Press, Reuters, Fox News, Al Jazeera, ABC News, USA Today, CNN, BBC
News launched the first "most-emailed" page on the
web. It was well-received as an innovative idea, expanding people's
understanding of the impact that online news sources have on news
Yahoo allowed comments for news articles until December 19, 2006, when
commentary was disabled. Comments were re-enabled on March 2, 2010.
Comments were temporarily disabled between December 10, 2011, and
December 15, 2011, due to glitches.
By 2011, Yahoo had expanded its focus to include original content, as
part of its plans to become a major media organization. Veteran
journalists (including Walter Shapiro and Virginia Heffernan) were
hired, while the website had a correspondent in the
White House press
corps for the first time in February 2012. An Amazon-owned
marketing data collection company (Alexa) claimed
News one of
the world's top news sites, at this point.
Plans were made to add a Twitter feed. In November, 2013, Yahoo
hired former Today Show and CBS Evening
Katie Couric as
Global Anchor of
Yahoo! News. She left in 2017.
2 Mobile application
4 Inaccurate headline
5 See also
7 External links
Yahoo! Celebrity (as omg!) debuted on June 12, 2007, with little
fanfare, with the original press release being published on Yahoo!'s
corporate blog. Upon launch,
MediaWeek reported that Yahoo is
hoping to skew more toward a female demographic with omg!, and that
Unilever, Pepsi, and
Celcom & XL) will be the sole
official sponsors of the website. Due to heavy publicity on
Yahoo's front page and with its partnerships, readership took off,
with four million readers logging on to omg! in the first 19 days
alone. As of autumn 2007, omg! registered over eight million
readers a month, and is the second most-read gossip website in the
United States, ahead of People and behind TMZ.com.
In December 2012,
Yahoo! reached a deal with CBS Television
Distribution to cross-promote its
Entertainment Tonight spin-off The
Insider with omg!, re-branding the show as omg! Insider.
In January 2014 it was announced that
CBS Television Distribution
CBS Television Distribution was
to revert the name change back to The Insider while omg! changes its
Yahoo! developed an application that collects the most-read news
stories from different categories for iOS and Android. The app was one
of the winners of 2014 Apple Design Awards.
As of November 2014,
News ranked second among global news
sites, after reddit.com and ahead of CNN, according to Alexa.
Yahoo reportedly posted an article originally published by IBTimes,
but with an inaccurate headline. The article, originally titled Latest
2016 Popular Vote Election Results: Clinton Leads Trump By 2.6
Million, Margin Grows As Votes Continue To Be Counted appeared on the
Yahoo! site as Hillary Clinton Gets More Votes Than Any Candidate
Ever. Rather than correct or retract the headline,
removed the article the same day, according to the Daily Wire.
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^  Alexa.
^ Camp, Frank (9 December 2016). "Yahoo Spreads Fake
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"More on Google
News and Yahoo News"
"Balancing Act: How
News Portals Serve Up Political Stories"
"Columbia Journalism Review
News Frontier Database"
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Dallas Morning News
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The seating chart as of June 30, 2017.
White House Correspondents' Association
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