updated 10/15/2004 7:26:56 PM ET 2004-10-15T23:26:56

MSNBC.com Users Get Personally Relevant Headlines Delivered Directly to Their Desktops

MSNBC.com Adds ‘Really Simple Syndication’ (RSS) News Feed

For Immediate Release – Combining the latest in personalized syndication feed technology with rich depth of content; MSNBC.com launches Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds.  Offering feeds from top sections, including exclusive content from NBC News, users can select their topics of interest for headline delivery to their desktops with one click links to the stories on MSNBC.com. 

The MSNBC.com RSS feed makes headlines available in an easy-to-access place, especially as RSS usage increases. When a new headline becomes available, users are alerted and can then access their RSS reader to read the full story on MSNBC.com.

“Our commitment is to deliver personally relevant and timely information to our users,” says Charles Tillinghast, General Manager and Publisher of MSNBC.com, “With this new feed, MSNBC.com can deliver on that commitment through the growing popularity of RSS.  It’s one more easy way for users to access MSNBC.com.”

MSNBC.com offers sixteen RSS feeds:

  • Top News
  • US News
  • International News
  • Politics
  • Business
  • Sports
  • Nightly News with Tom Brokaw
  • Dateline NBC
  • Today
  • MSNBC TV 
  • Technology and Science
  • Entertainment
  • Health
  • Opinions
  • Travel
  • Weather

Users can access the MSNBC.com RSS feeds through new links at the top and bottom of every MSNBC.com page, the MSNBC.com Newstools page, and RSS.MSNBC.com.

To receive the MSNBC.com RSS feed, users first download one of the many commercial or free RSS readers widely available via the Web. Like an email program or a Web browser, the RSS reader serves as a kind of information portal, and provides a real-time interface to the feeds selected by the user. Once the RSS reader is set up to access MSNBC.com, it will continually poll the MSNBC.com RSS feeds for the latest headlines.

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