Ticker machine providing
scrolling, up-to-the-minute news stories. News tickers
are most commonly seen on television, scrolling near the bottom
of the screen
. News tickers had been used before, but their popularity spiked after the attacks on September 11, 2001. Since that time, many of the major
news stations including CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and others have continued to keep
showing the news ticker almost continuously. The news ticker allows
breaking news to be shown to the viewer without interupting the current broadcast.