The Breaking News Network (“BNN”) is the largest hyperlocal news network in the world, ticker taping news in real time 24×7 to 400 cities. Not only do we curate the most interesting media and blog feeds in each city (avoiding car crashes, fires and petty crime) , we focus on making it simple for over 7,000 community newsmakers – mayors, civic groups, arts organizations, and good causes – to broadcast local news and events through our 400 city feeds.
Since launching in 2009, the BNN has adhered to a no-advertising policy. We don’t believe local advertising is a viable business model, and the act of selling ads to the community creates friction. Instead, we gift the social capital of media access to the community and its organizations, and nurture the local good will associated with our public service approach.