Our mission: championing a healthy news diet through advocacy and services promoting access to credible, independent and public interest journalism from a plurality of sources.

In this era of fake news and polarisation, News Now’s mission is more important than ever.

Learn more about our ethos
Our mission: championing a healthy news diet through advocacy and services promoting access to credible, independent and public interest journalism from a plurality of sources.

We make it easy for millions of people to discover news from thousands of publishers

100,000+ 100,000+ Daily News Stories
14,000+ 14,000+ Vetted Publications
24/7/365 24/7/365 Updating Every Minute

Including some you know, and some you probably don’t

We help publishers of all sizes access audiences that may otherwise be hard to reach

11 million 11 million Users Monthly
70 million 70 million Articles Read Monthly

How News Now operates

1. We evaluate a publication against our Editorial Standards, which require a track record of publishing quality, credible journalism.
2. Once accepted, we check their website, day and night, for new stories.
3. Our technology evaluates every article against editorially-driven criteria, and adds it to the relevant feeds.
4. We reassess feeds and publications regularly to keep standards high, and work with publishers where necessary to help achieve this.

The company

Founded over 25 years ago by journalists and developers to democratise the news media.

  • A news organisation using technology to support and promote credible, independent and public interest journalism, and in turn, news media plurality

  • Running stably and sustainably since launch

  • Still independently owned and founder-led today

  • Working with the Public Interest News Foundation to support a new era in local news across the UK

  • Ad funded - but actively exploring with news organisations how we can move towards public interest news being funded sustainably by the people it serves

  • Advocate of open-source technology and contributor to open-source projects

  • Proud to be the Disasters Emergency Committee's first digital member of its Rapid Response Network

The company
Our ethos

Our ethos

A healthy society needs a healthy news diet

News is at the heart of what we do. We're driven by the need to help make news serve people better, because a healthy society needs a healthy news diet.

News Now exists to facilitate this, by publishing headlines linking to breaking and curated news from a diverse range of credible, independent and public interest news sources.

On the platform, people can discover new publications, weigh up differing presentations of the facts and viewpoints, and challenge their preconceptions, all as they make up their own minds.

We believe this helps make society better, but huge challenges remain. We must urgently move towards a future where public interest news and journalism is effectively funded by — and distributed for — the people it serves.

Struan Bartlett, Founder & CEO

Committed to providing an environment suitable for all

With up to 1.4 million people in Britain experiencing gambling harms, we have a responsibility to our users to provide an environment suitable for all and we're committed to reducing the volume and density of gambling promotion.

For more than a decade we have operated tight restrictions on gambling advertising on our platform, and since at least 2014 have not accepted any gambling advertising whatsoever.

We also uphold strict policies on content we link to:

  • We do not link to gambling websites or sites whose business model is primarily based on the promotion of gambling

  • We do not accept articles with copy containing links to gambling websites, or primarily focused on betting odds

  • Excessive advertising of gambling services may result in headlines and publications being removed from News Now

Committed to providing an environment suitable for all

We’re a team with a purpose beyond profit

We’re not driven by revenue targets, but by the need to make news better.

It’s a long-term mission, which is why we value long-term relationships with our team members, who come from many different backgrounds, cultures and perspectives.

We have a flat management structure where initiative is prized, voices are heard, and efforts are rewarded. And while News Now is an exceptionally stable business, it still offers the excitement and involvement of a start-up.

We have the following fully remote vacancy. Learn more by visiting our careers page.

Our culture

Open and collaborative

Open and collaborative

We share and collaborate within and across departments.
Rigorous

Rigorous

We like to be clear about what we’re doing, and why. Experimentation, proofing and peer-review are in our DNA.
One team, one vision

One team, one vision

We like to hear all views and strive for consensus before decisions are made.
An appreciative environment

An appreciative environment

Expect to hear ‘thanks’ a lot.
Room to grow

Room to grow

Development of skills and responsibilities is encouraged.
Flexible and family-friendly

Flexible and family-friendly

We understand that sometimes personal needs come first.

Are you a publisher?

We help publishers access audiences that may otherwise be hard to reach. We help publishers access audiences that may otherwise be hard to reach.

News Now makes it easy for people to discover content from all types of publishers, including those who are smaller and independently owned.

We drive 70 million article views and our userbase views billions of headlines, every month. We drive 70 million article views and our userbase views billions of headlines, every month.

News Now links to around 14,000 media brands and content creators globally, and is an important source of traffic for publishers of all types and sizes.

Our service is free to publishers. Our service is free to publishers.

To discover more about our work with publishers, or to become a part of our Publisher Network, please visit our Publisher Network pages.

News Now - The Independent News Discovery Platform

The Independent News Discovery Platform

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