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We deliver over 3 million news articles per day from 170,000 active news sources through our News API

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3 million news articles per day

Keep your customers informed with our News API

We deliver 3 million news articles per day from 170,000 active sources. Whether you need articles from our 6,000 news sources in Brazil or want to track the 99,000 daily articles from Turkish newspapers, we have got you covered with our News API free of noise. We publish our news coverage to make it easy for you to compare with the amount of news data you have today.

We know how crucial it is to receive News Data as quickly as possible. We have designed our systems to meet this need, and we currently have an average latency of only 8 minutes from when an article is published in any news source in the world, until it is available to you in our News APIs. This is the most efficient API to get news articles directly and you can use it either as a search or feed API. 


Our advanced search engine.

  • Search news articles, and get instant results in JSON
  • Search by keywords
  • Search by language or country
  • Readership metrics per article
  • Topics and Entities


Our news firehose; get all news articles in real time.

  • Subscribe to an JSON-feed of news articles for one or several countries
  • Get all data per country and extract results using your search tools
  • Readership metrics per article
  • Topics and Entities

Topics, Entities and Readership Metrics in the News APIs

The News APIs provide topics and entities with scores for article relevance and estimates the unique potential readership for each article based on various factors.


For you to easily extract the most important information from each news article, we include topics and entities in our API output. You can also search for relevant topics and entities in our News Search API.

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The topics are based on the IPTC Media Topics taxonomy. It is developed specifically for the categorization of media content and is constantly updated with new topics, on top of the 1,200 terms that are currently in use. With each topic follows a score that shows the overall confidence that the article is related to the topic.

The types of entities that we support are person, location and organization. With each entity, you also get the Wikidata ID, for you to get easy access to more information about the entity.


For each of the 3 million daily news articles in our News API, you will get metrics that estimate the unique potential readership. These metrics change over time, and you can get updated Readership metrics during the lifecycle of an article to see its attraction with readers.

This is a unique way to measure online article readership and has been the most sought-after feature in media monitoring for a long time.

The potential readership is a combination of the number of visitors to each news source and the lifetime of each article in the different sections at the source. We also consider the appeal of other articles from that news source, as well as the potential readership of articles at other sources.

This gives us the confidence to provide you with metrics for the potential readership for all online news articles in the world, available together with the full text of the articles in our News APIs.

Product FAQ

What is the scope of the News API's coverage?

We provide articles from over 170,000 active news sources worldwide. This includes most major news sources in practically all countries in the world. This gives you access to over 3 million news articles per day in our noise free News API. 

How frequently is the API updated with new content?

We are adding new content every second, 24 hours a day. On average, there's only an 8-minute latency from when an article is published in any global news source to when it becomes available in our News APIs.


Is there support for multi-language content?

Yes, we support news articles in 76 languages.

Do the News APIs offer content filtering?

Yes, you can filter on keywords, language, country, news source, time period, author etc.

What kind of metadata does the API provide for each article?

Apart from the title and text of each article, we also provide timestamp, author, location, language, topics, entities, readership metrics etc.

Is it possible to add sources?

If you have noticed that we are not currently covering a particular news site, please let us know by filling out our Request Sources form. We will do our best to ensure that the site is indexed in the future. Note that adding new sources requires some manual work and comes with a small fee. For more information, please send an email to

Is it possible to backfill old articles when a new site gets added?

No, unfortunately that is not possible. We only index new articles published after we have added the site.

Is it possible to re-index articles?

It is possible, though this isn't something that we normally do. We can reindex certain articles, or articles for a certain period back in time for a site, with some volume restrictions.

Do you update articles?

Not generally, but if the same article is found on another URL than originally, it may be updated.

Why isn't the full article available in some cases?

In some cases, if an article happens to be hidden behind a paywall, but there is some free news content available, the free (partial) content will be indexed.

How are country codes assigned to a site in the News API?

This is done manually when we add a new site. It is determined by the domain, whois information or any contact details found on the site itself.

Is it possible to access articles behind paywalls?

To access news articles behind paywalls, you need to supply Twingly with the following:

  • Credentials (e.g. username and password) for the newspaper site in question
  • Proof of approval from the newspaper to collect the articles behind the paywall

If you are interested in getting articles behind paywalls delivered, and can fulfill the above requirements, please contact us for more information.

What is the News API's reliability and uptime history?

You can find the historical uptime for our search and news feed API on our status page:

Is there a support channel for technical assistance?

Yes, you have easy accessible support forms in our platform when you log in and you can also always reach out to

Technical FAQ

Do I need an API key or authentication to access the service?

Yes. You can get your API key by signing up on

What methods and data formats does the News API support?

In the News Search API, all queries are passed to a single search endpoint that accepts POST requests with JSON bodies, while the LiveFeed API accepts GET requests. Both APIs return responses in JSON format.


Is there rate limiting or usage quotas?

Yes. The News Search API is limited to 5 requests per second and API key, while the News LiveFeed API is limited to 10 requests per second and API key. Trial customers get 100 free requests, whereas the usage quota for paying customers can be tailored to the customer’s needs.

What query parameters can be used for filtering and searching?

The data in our News Search API can be filtered on keywords, languages, countries, news sources, time periods, authors, etc. All available search query parameters are described in our documentation on

Is there any documentation or example requests available?

Documentation with example requests is available on

Is there a sandbox or testing environment?

Yes. On it is possible to test queries and search in our data directly in the browser.

What is the API's uptime and reliability history?

Our historical uptime can be found on our status page:

Is there technical support or a developer community for assistance?

Yes. The News Search API and the News LiveFeed API both have an easily accessible support form available to logged-in users on our platform. You can also always reach out to

Is there an API versioning strategy in place?

We aim to always implement our API updates seamlessly without introducing breaking changes. You can find the changelogs for all our APIs on

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