Making everybody community newsmakers

Giving voice to community newsmakers, city politicians, civic groups, performing arts and good causes


We’re community service media powered by locals.

The Breaking News Network curates and aggregates the best media and blog news feeds in 400 cities, ticker taping in real time 24×7 to an aggregate 1,100,000 local followers on social media. Not only do we aim for comprehensive and interesting local news and events coverage (avoiding car crashes and petty crime) , we focus on making it simple for the community to get their word out by amplifying their social media.

The community voices that our city feeds amplify include mayors and city councils, civic groups, local museums and performing arts organizations, and good causes. In fact, anybody who needs a community voice. We’re positioned to be a Twitter-based communal resource, akin to a bulletin board of social media sourced news, for the public good.

It’s simple to contribute, just add a #hashtag to your tweet

Community newsmakers are amplified through our city’s social media feeds — Twitter, Facebook and G+, as well as on our website — simply by adding a specific #hashtag, like the name of the city, in the body of the tweet:

When @SFJAZZ tweets with the hashtag #SF (for San Francisco)
Our city feed @BreakingSFNews RTs the tweet automatically to our local readers

Other hashtags we’ve authorized for amplification

Ready? You need to apply with us here so we can authorize you. If you match up, we’ll send you a confirmation email with a few instructions.