Is there a better word for a news website besides "aggregator" (which implies the source only curates information) or "blog" (which implies the source only does opinion/commentary/no real reporting and also implies there is only one contributor)?

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    Is there any reason why you can't use online newspaper?
    – user140086
    Dec 18, 2015 at 10:00
  • No. But if a website does not have a print newspaper, "online newspaper" seems outdated to me.
    – Kyle
    Dec 18, 2015 at 10:11
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    You could look at new words like e-zine (which is perhaps more of an online magazine than a newspaper).
    – ralph.m
    Dec 18, 2015 at 10:14
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    @Kyle But we still dial telephone numbers, after hearing a dialling tone. And we still tune in to radio and TV stations. Indeed there are scores of these things - ships still sail the oceans, even super-tankers of 500,000 tonnes. So why not an online newspaper?
    – WS2
    Dec 18, 2015 at 11:29
  • It's all over the map.
    – Hot Licks
    Dec 18, 2015 at 13:32

2 Answers 2


e-paper or electronic (news) paper is a valid term when referring to websites owned by Publication Agencies/Newspapers

For example, take a look at these news websites from two popular dailies in India.


Not a word, but there is a phrase that is better than "aggregator" or "blog". You've even used it in your question, and it's not "online newspaper"; it's "news website"!

We have newspapers, which are news on paper. We also have news websites, which are news on a website.

The equivalence seems sensible to me.

[That said, ngrams would suggest that the world doesn't agree with me, as "online newspaper" is far more popular a phrase than "news website".]

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