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Our main product is a news and media monitoring platform which is mainly used by companies for performing social listening on their brands. Its like mention.com but on steroids since we cover over 20000 news and social media outlets.

Well, just after covid-19 pandemic really hit us in March 2020, we noticed that lots of people on Twitter and elsewhere wanted quality news API at an affordable price so analyze news in bulk as part of their machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) models.

The current providers of News APIs include Bing News API, Newsapi.org, and Contextualweb.io’s News API but all of them charge insane prices ($100-500/month!, they do not provide fulltext of the news story itself, and worse of all, they do not continuously index news stories.

To address this market, we published our News API that exposes our database, and you will get hundreds of API calls a month without being charged with anything.

We also have couple of helper APIs such as Muckrack media outlets scraping API that lets you extract more information about a news outlet such as journalist names, social media handles etc. and a news extraction API that lets you extract title, fulltext etc. from a news url.

Typical Use Cases

There are too many use cases for why someone would use News API, but some of the ones mentioned by our clients are below:

  • You run a news aggregator website on a particular topic, subject, product etc. and you need a way to filter top news programmatically.

  • You want to analyze news and extract named entity relationships (NER) to be used downstream in your own machine learning models or train your own classification model

  • You want generate a sentiments indicator for stocks by analyzing news and applying some natural language processing algorithms like the ones mentioned in lots of research papers or marketed commercially by Quandl, Infotrie, Refinitiv, Bloomberg etc.

  • You want news articles to power your social listening or media monitoring product. If you are doing this though, we would love to have a chat and understand your requirements and see how our existing product can help you.

Specrom News API Pricing

Specrom Analytics’ News API let’s you query for news by either mentioning query keyword in title, main content, or fetch all news by domain address or news topic.

You’ll have to generate an API key on the Algorithmia page but it’s free (no credit card required) and you get free credits equivalent to our basic tier. If you need more calls, simply purchase one of the higher tiers. In case you requirement exceeds our Ultra tier than please contact us to get volume discounts.

Basic/Free Pro Ultra Custom
Pricing 100 calls free per month $5 for 1000 calls $50 for 15,000 calls Ask for a quote

One of the distinguishing features of our plans is that there are no monthly charges and you only pay according to your usage.

Demo Page with sample code in Java, JavaScript, PHP, R, Python: https://algorithmia.com/algorithms/specrom/LatestNewsAPI

Get historical news: https://algorithmia.com/algorithms/specrom/Historical_News_API


{"domains": "cnn.com","topic":"politics","q": "","qInTitle": "", "content":"false", "page":"1", "author_only":"true"}```


  "Article": [
      "author": "[\"Lauren Fox and Ted Barrett, CNN\"]",
      "description": "Divisions within the Republican conference spilled out once again Tuesday as GOP senators dismissed key pieces of their own leadership's stimulus proposal not even a day after its release.",
      "publishedAt": "2020-07-28",
      "source_name": "CNN",
      "source_url": "cnn.com",
      "title": "Republicans revolt against GOP's initial stimulus plan  - CNNPolitics",
      "url": "https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/28/politics/republican-reaction-gop-stimulus-plan/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_allpolitics+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Politics%29",
      "urlToImage": "https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/200518181852-senator-ben-sasse-1-super-tease.jpg"
    (output truncated)
  "status": "ok",
  "totalResults": 113

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