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A news site is a web site with the primary purpose of reporting news. There are two main types of news site: general news and subject-specific.
The first set of news sites emerged when traditional news providers moved their content online. One of the earliest was a Raleigh, North Carolina newspaper, The News & Observer, which launched its companion site NandO.net in 1994. Others soon followed, including The New York Times, msnbc.com, FoxNews.com, CNN, and BBC News. Introduced next, was the news aggregator websites including Huffington Post, Drudge Report, Politico, and The Grio.