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At RapidAPI, you can find APIs for just about any capability you need for your app. And in our blog we often highlight different types of APIs like chatbot APIs, identity data APIs, and weather APIs. Today we thought we would highlight a few of the best APIs for news. Here is the list of APIs we reviewed:
Developers can integrate the Bing News Search API with websites and applications so that users can search for and discover news based on specific keywords and categories. Among the details included in the news search results are:
- Article URL
- Article title
- News article image
- Date added
- Provider information
The API features trending news (en-US and zh-CN markets only) and topics that can be sorted and filtered based on category and region. You can also retrieve general news, top news, headline news, and related news.
Bing News Search API Pricing
ContextualWeb is a new search engine powered by technologies that “mimic the human brain.” Roi Krakovski, PhD Computer Science, Ben-Gurion University, has written a post on Quora that explains in detail what ContextualWeb is and how it works. Krakovski explains in the post that this search engine works unlike any of the well-known search engines in that there is no natural language processing (NLP), and no deep learning models or standard machine learning models.
ContextualWeb API Pricing
The ContextualWeb API is free to use and provides access to billions of web pages, images, and news. Krakovski says in the Quora post that “we truly believe that they [developers] will find the API highly competitive with Bing News and Images API.”
Many developers are familiar with Hacker News (HN), but for those of you who aren’t, Hacker News is a social news website ran by Y Combinator. The site focuses primarily on sharing computer science and entrepreneurship news stories. Hacker News has partnered with Firebase to make HN data available in near real time. The Hackers News API returns in near real-time up to 500 top and new stories and returns best stories. The technology news API returns up to 200 show HN, Ask HN, and Job stories. Stories, comments, jobs, and other HN information are items that are identified by an ID. And each item has some properties such as URL, title, item type, time (creation date), text, and by (username of the author).
Hacker News API Pricing
The Hacker News API is free to use (MIT License).
Earlier this year, Nuzzel launched Nuzzel Media Intelligence, a news monitoring and research product for business professionals. This new product is powered by Nuzzel’s News Search API. Nuzzel Media Intelligence analyzes millions of shared links that go through the Nuzzel system determining which of those links the company considers high-quality news sources. The system automatically adds sites to a list of news sources which are then continuously scanned. At this time, the system is scanning more than 100,000 news sources and nearly one million stories every day.
The Nuzzel News Search API returns news stories by keyword and each news story contains a number of fields including (but not limited to):
- URL, title
- Source (publisher)
- News image
- Short excerpt
Nuzzel News Search API Pricing
The company offers a free plan and three paid plans each providing different API usage levels.
Summary: Best News APIs
|API||Free Plan||Paid Plan||Created by|
|Bing News Search||$200 Credit||Yes||Bing|
|Hacker News||Yes||No||Hacker News|
|Nuzzel News Search||Yes||3 Paid Plans||Nuzzel|
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