Comparing the best news APIs Bloomberg, Bing, Google News, and more

If you need the latest news stories and news-related data for your website or app, you can use a news application programming interface. However, there are multiple news APIs available, and each one has its own specific features and uses, so it can be challenging to find the right one for your needs. To make life a little easier for you, here are some of the best news APIs currently on the market.

Bloomberg

The award-winning Bloomberg news API provides various data, including up-to-date financial information, business news, and market analysis. The API’s features include 24/7 programmatic access to data and the ability to embed real-time streaming news, breaking news, or historical news. You can also access historical data and in-depth analysis. The other great thing about the Bloomberg API is you can pull data in multiple formats, including JSON, HTML, and XML. With easy-to-follow tutorials included with the API, Bloomberg is a breeze to use. Furthermore, the API is provided for free. However, if you want to use it for extensive commercial use, you will need to contact Bloomberg for use-case pricing.

Bing

The Bing News API enables developers to send search queries and receive comprehensive results on the latest news stories as well as specific articles and trending topics. You can even access news-related images from around the world. Query results can be filtered via things like topic, locality, and publisher. All results are returned in JSON format. The Bing News API comes with a helpful step-by-step tutorial, as well as code samples and developer documents, to help you easily embed news searches into your app or web page. If you plan to use the Bing News API a lot, you will want to sign up for a paid account. But before you take the plunge, you can try the product for free via a Microsoft guest account or an Azure account.

Google News

For all the latest up-to-date news data collected from various worldwide sources, check out the Google News API. It can be used with web and mobile operating systems, and the service is available in 35 different languages. Furthermore, the API is completely free to access.  You can use Google News to integrate news search results from Google into your web pages or application. It can be used to display topics, trending stories, headlines, URLs, and more. Data is returned in JSON format. Even if you are new to APIs, the Google News API is easy to use. That is because it comes with comprehensive documentation to help you embed content within a matter of minutes.

Other News APIs

The above three news APIs are the biggest, and arguably the best, on the market. But there are plenty of others that come recommended. Here are some you should check out.

News API

This simple-to-use API enables you to search over 30,000 global news outlets. You can search for published news articles by keywords, publication source, publication date, language, and much more.

New York Times API

The famous New York Times actually provides 11 public APIs for accessing data to be embedded into applications and web pages. They include the Article Search API, the Archive API, and the Books API. Whether you want the latest news stories or historical information, the APIs offered by the New York Times are ideal.

ESPN API

If you are solely looking to embed sports news into your application or web page, you will find no better than the ESPN API. You can access up-to-date news, scores, reviews, and more for a wide variety of sports, such as basketball, football, and baseball.

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