News items can be customised to some extent - though topics need to be updated more frequently. Nevertheless it is handy to have on my Kindle. I find news on this app better than BBC TV news where, of course, you have to watch items in order - together with the slightly 'Aunty BBC' tone.
The key question to be asked here is who decides what is news? The answer is not straightforward.
If you are old enough to remember BBC radio news during the 2nd World War, following government directives through a Ministry of Information and the services ministries of the War Office, you may recall the propaganda, the false news (to mislead the enemy), the coded messages, and the very heavy censorship.
Today the BBC still looks over its shoulder at governments, not least because of funding. The independence of the BBC has always been a problem for politicians: editorially this may pose problems for news.