news ticker

Definition

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.

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