Did you know that there is a way to view all of your news sources in one place? All it takes is a free news reader and a few easy steps!
1. Law Faculty and Students can subscribe to RSS feeds using Lotus Notes.
2. Did you know that you can use CLEW to monitor and share live news with your class?
3. Internet Explorer also allows you to easily add and read your news feeds.
4. There are many other free online news readers for you to choose from, including Google Reader.
Adding News Feeds
A news feed (also known as an RSS feed) is a link to the news content you wish to monitor.
Once you have signed in to your feed reader click "Add Feeds" or "Add subscription". These buttons often include a plus sign.
Paste the link to the new feed that you wish to subscribe to.
Finding RSS Feeds
Have you ever seen the little orange XML button at the bottom of the CNN or New York Times website? The button looks like this: or this
When you see this button on a site that you wish to monitor, right click on it, and "Copy Shortcut". You can then paste the shortcut into the "Add a Feed" box on your news reader.
Now that you know what to look for, you will start to notice that many websites, most news sources, professional journals, wires, blogs, NGO press releases, IGO press releases, governments and more are all using RSS feeds to keep their users informed about new content. In particular, most law journals Tables of Contents also have a news feed that you can subscribe to.
Search Engines for Finding News Feeds
Find that Feed (searches over 55,000 feeds)
Moreover (Moreover provides access to online news articles and business information from more than 14,000 online news and information sources collected across 155 countries in 40 languages. Feeds are grouped by topic).
News is Free (click on "Sources by Category" then browse the list. Click "Information" to view the RSS feed link)
Syndic8 (searches over 30,000 feeds)
If you are interested in setting up a newsreader for your own comprehensive current awareness coverage, please contact me at any time to discuss your needs. I can easily set up a news reader for you, or we can work together to create online tools to support any classroom or research needs that you may have.
For further help please call Annette at extension 2976, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.