About BNO News

 

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PUBLISHED Fri, June 19, 2015 - 6:11pm EDT


BNO News is a news organization that provides live coverage of breaking and developing stories, with impartiality, responsibility and fairness among its core values. We strive to provide fast, accurate and unbiased reporting.





BNO News has no business ties to governments, activist groups or any other organization that could affect our editorial independence. No other corporations have a stake in the company, which is privately owned by individuals.

BNO News traces its roots back to May 2007, when founder Michael van Poppel launched a Twitter account to provide real-time news updates. It quickly became one of the most popular accounts on Twitter with millions of followers and was acquired by NBC in December 2009, allowing Van Poppel to formally launch a news company.

BNO News introduced a subscription news wire service in early 2010, with NBC signing up as its first client. Other clients signed up in the following months and the company quickly developed an editorial staff with journalists in the Netherlands, the United States, Mexico, and elsewhere.

Over the course of a decade, BNO News has established a reputation for breaking stories early: Releasing an unpublished videotape of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in 2007, reporting the devastating earthquake off Japan even before shaking had stopped, reporting the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 before major news agencies, and being the first news source in the world to report North Korea's nuclear test in January 2016.

In June 2015, the company re-established its social media presence when Van Poppel and James Valles founded BNONews.com, a website featuring text, video, and audio content. The launch marked the first time in nearly 6 years that BNO News was fully available to the public.

As of March 2016, BNO News' digital platform reaches more than 7 million.

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BNO News original reporting used worldwide

Hundreds of news outlets around the world source and rely on BNO News' text, video, and audio content to cover breaking news the minute a story breaks. Here are some of our recent mentions:

International
RT
AOL News
CNET
International Business Times
Huffington Post
Sputnik News International
UPI news agency
AlterNet
Epoch Times

United States
MSN.com
USA Today
TIME
New York Daily News
CBS News
NBC News
Business Insider
Newsweek
Mashable
FOX News
Breitbart News
WGHP-TV (FOX)
The Blaze
WXIA-TV (NBC)
MIC
Heavy.com
The Christian Post
FORBES
Heavy.com

United Kingdom
Daily Star
The Telegraph
The Daily Mail
ITV News
Sky News
London Evening Standard

Australia
Sydney Morning Herald
Yahoo News 7

Armenia
Armenpress news agency

Canada
Huffington Post Canada

China
Xinhua state-run news agency

Estonia
Postimees newspaper

Japan
Sputnik News Japan

Mexico
El Tijuanense

Netherlands
Nu.nl

Norway
VG
TV 2

Russia
NTV
Sputnik News
Life News
Gazeta

Spain
Telecinco

Sweden
Aftonbladet

Slovakia
Webnoviny.sk

Vietnam
Vietnam News Agency
VnExpress

Others
Travelers Today
The Rakyat Post
Republika Online
Latin Post
Bahrai News

Video Coverage
Wochit
Inform
Los Angeles Times
WGN-TV (Chicago)
The Miami Hearld
CBS Philadelphia
Denver Post
The Chicago Sun-Times
Washington Examiner
The San Francisco Chronicle
The Washington Times
McClatchyDC
New York Daily News
UPI.com
The Herald
Boston Herald
WTOP
WTAE-TV (ABC/Pittsburgh)
WDAF-TV (FOX)
WJW-TV (FOX 8) Cleveland
Richmond Times Dispatch
KOAA-TV
The Charlotte Observer
The Florida Times-Union
The Sun Sentinel
The Sacramento Bee
WTVR-TV (CBS)
The Independent
San Jose Mercury News
WPTZ-TV (NBC/Hearst)
The Tampa Tribune
Danbury News Times
KDAF-TV (CW33)
U.S. News & World Report
WXIN-TV (FOX 59)
Tulsa World
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
News One
WTTV-TV (CBS 4)
KTVH-TV (NBC)
Examiner.com
Daily Chronicle
CT Post (Hearst)
Albany Times Union
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Baltimore Sun
Palm Beach Post
Stars and Stripes





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