Online news portal is one of the popular web based application mostly used by media houses. Today, every media house who publishes news on paper media also runs a news portal simultaneously to attract visitors or make a base of subscribers. Along with media house individuals and organizations also seem to keep a lot of interest in launching a news portal since it is also a means to generate revenue via advertisements. The main objective of a news portal is to disseminate information around the world in an easy way. Some of the popular news portals around the globe are bbc.com, cnn.com, nytimes.com, imesofindia.indiatimes.com, ekantipur.com, onlinekhabar.com.
Popular sections like video interviews, current affairs, expert views, sports, international news, national news, politics, economy, finance, entertainment, horoscope, forex, polls are common in every news portal. Some news portals also publish recent news in the form of rss, podcast which will help users to find alternative ways of subscribing news.
Every news portal must have the following features:
- Manage different types of users like admin, editor, reporter
- Login for users
- Users dashboard where reporter and editor can see their news posted
- Manage Categories
- Upload news on a specific category
- Highlight featured news
- Publish/ Unpublish news
- Manage video interviews
- Manage image gallery
- Highlight news as breaking news
- Manage advertisements
- Keep track of hits for every news and display popular news based on the number of hits