Here's some of the better news applications for the iPad or iPhone I've tried: The Daily: Completely developed only for the iPad, with a dedicated news team. You have to pay for this one but it's very nice, with integrated graphics, video and covers a wide range of topics including news, business, gossip, opinion, arts & life, apps & tech, and sports. USA Today: Nicely laid out free newspaper app makes good use of graphics, nicely laid out and fairly up to date. Has sections for main news, money, sports, life, tech, and travel. Fluent News: Great for getting the very latest headlines, especially on a smaller device. It aggregates major news items with the newest ones on top. Free. Zite - Excellent free news app. It's one of a kind in it's ability to tap into a broad range of sources and then customize itself based upon user interaction. It's the best app to explore interesting things in subject areas you may not normally frequent such as science. Mobile RSS - One of many good RSS apps, good for following more specialized topics of interests via RSS feeds. CNN - Free and nice graphics, however I don't care for the layout that much. Also, the last time I tried, the videos have no sound. Fox News - Decent free news app. Interface is ok but not great. Flipboard - This one is pretty popular, I think because you can integrate your Twitter and Facebook. I don't care for it but if that's important to you, check it out. Free. PBS - Pretty impressive app as you can stream various PBS shows. Free.