Mobile News If you have internet access and a smartphone, tablet, or PDA, you can keep up with the news while you’re on the go. Some news outlets have separate site layouts for mobile users, but the content is the same. Here’s a rundown of the top mobile news websites.
Best Investigative Reporting: ABC News
The top stories on ABC News are usually focused on the U.S., but if you scroll down the main page, you’ll find news from all around the world. There are clips from ABC’s investigative shows like 20/20 as well as live video feeds of important congressional proceedings and breaking news.
Best 24-Hour Network: CNN
CNN’s homepage has hundreds of new articles every day covering current events in the U.S. and beyond. The news is well categorized, and the layout is decent despite being littered with ads. If you have a cable package, you can watch the 24-hour news channel live from anywhere.
Best Regional News: Los Angeles Times
In addition to popular news categories such as Business, National, and World news, you can catch up on your horoscope, search for cars that are for sale, and even job hunt. It may not be worth it if you live outside of California, but if you already have a subscription to the print edition of The LA Times, then you should really take advantage of the website.
Best Crossword Puzzles: The New York Times
Subscribers have full access to the New York Times’ content from its website. There’s also plenty of things you won’t find in the print edition, like videos and podcasts. If you’ve registered at NYTimes.com, you can also set up My Alerts to track news stories by topic or keyword.
Best Financial News: The Wall Street Journal
Get your daily market updates from The Wall Street Journal’s mobile site. Stock quotes are listed on the home page, and you can tap the section heading to check the major U.S. indexes and track top moving stocks. Other news sections include Weekend & Leisure and Arts & Entertainment.
Best Longform Journalism: TIME
Rather than focusing on breaking news, TIME magazine specializes in long-form political journalism and commentary. In addition to everything you’ll find in the print version, TIME’s website also contains entertaining content such as photo essays, video game reviews, quotes of the day, and more.