Social media and the internet have completely changed the way we view the world, connect with each other and how we receive world news. There is really no reason to watch the news on television any more as it’s quite delayed and everything has already been covered and shared through the internet.
When something happens in the world, no matter what, it happens through social media first. There is no need to send reporters on scene when everyone has a mobile device that can instant take pictures and videos and have them sent directly to their Twitter accounts for the whole world to see and share.
The demand for news and current events will always be strong, but the way this information will be shared will continue to drive through social media networks.
Take a look at our top list of 15 must follow reputable news sources that are currently deliver breaking world news through their Twitter accounts. All news Twitter accounts are ranked based on their follower amounts as of 9/8/13.
The New York Times – @NYTimes
9,285,653 Followers – Where the Conversation Begins. Follow for breaking news, special reports, NYTimes.com homepage links and RTs of our journalists.
BBC Breaking News – @BBCBreaking
7,061,800 Followers – Breaking news alerts and updates from the BBC. For news, features, analysis follow @BBCWorld or @BBCNews.
The Economist – @TheEconomist
3,753,163 Followers – Official site for The Economist. Follow for article updates, events and news from The Economist.
Reuters Top News – @Reuters
3,289,433 Followers -Sharing breaking news, pictures, and video from around the world.
Fox News – @FoxNews
3,123,652 Followers – Follow America’s #1 cable news network, delivering you breaking news, insightful analysis, and must-see videos.
The Associated Press – @AP
2,386,233 Followers – News, discussions and a behind the scenes look at the process from The Associated Press. Managed 24/7 by a team of editors based in NY.
NPR News – @NPRNews
1,970,712 Followers – News, Arts & Life. Music. Everything and more from NPR.
Sky News Newsdesk – @SkyNewsBreak
1,013,926 Followers – The latest breaking news, direct from the Sky News team. Tweet @skynews with any questions or queries.
NBC News – @NBCNews
937,743 Followers – A leading source of global news and information for more than 75 years.
Yahoo News – @YahooNews
675,588 Followers – The official Twitter account for Yahoo News – breaking news and popular stories.
Al Jazerra English Live – @AJELive
484,008 Followers – Breaking news alerts and updates from Al Jazeera English, a 24-hour news and current affairs channel.
Breaking News – @BreakingNews
215,484 Followers – Breaking news as it happens. Follow out team on @breaking, and download our free mobile apps for full coverage and push alerts.
The Weather Channel – @TWCBreaking
215,475 Followers – Breaking weather news feed of The Weather Channel
WSJ Breaking News – @WSJBreakingNews
177,194 Followers – Breaking news from The Wall Street Journal.
CBS Top News – @CBSTopNews
16,716 Followers – Top news and breaking news alerts for US, World, Business, Tech and Entertainment from @CBSNews.