The demand for mobile news delivery is growing quickly, with 107 percent growth in daily access to mobile news in the last year alone. Demand for news on the go growing quickly For example, the New York Times mobile site registered 19 million views in May 2008, compared to 500,000 in January 2007. US Mobile nearing maturity Accessed 2009-04-03
July 18, 2011, Time Warner announced that news coverage from CNN and Headline News will be streamed live over the Internet and available for people to view on their laptops, smartphones, or tablets if they subscribe to certain paid TV services.Marguerite Reardon, CNET. " CNN live news comes to iPad, other mobile devices." Jul 18, 2011. Retrieved Jul 18, 2011.
From 2014 many media companies launched their native mobile application including Newsdash to engage global users by delivering quick and short news of their choice.
Mobile telephony and full featured mobile devices also facilitate activism and citizen journalism. In addition to individual efforts, major media outlets like CNN, Reuters, and Yahoo are attempting to harness the power of citizen journalists.
The creation of mobile news was fuelled first by the popularity of receiving text alerts, and then hugely accelerated when mobile companies embraced social media, making content creation easy and accessible.