Push it: How Breaking News notifies users of news stories before they become big » Nieman Journalism Lab

Push it: How Breaking News notifies users of news stories before they become big » Nieman Journalism Lab.

Joseph Lichterman

As a result, Breaking News, which is owned by NBC, has developed different types of alerts. Users can choose among 50,000 different topics and stories to follow. The app also has proximity alerts, which notify users if news is breaking near their physical location. 

Breaking News also recently added emerging story alerts to the app, which notify users that a story could evolve into a major story.

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