Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

Easily Make Your Own Unique (& Fake) CNN, NY Times, Etc. Website With “News Jack”


With News Jack, all you have to do is paste the url address of any website and you’re immediately given the tools to easily transform its homepage into looking however you want it to look.

Without having to register, you can make the New York Times highlight photos and articles of your great basketball-playing ability; have CNN focus on covering what was happening in 1776, or The Huffington Post reporting on the first Thanksgiving dinner. You can easily grab images off the web or your computer to insert, as well as text.

You can then click “publish” and you’re given the url address to your creation so it can be shared with the world.

This could be a great tool for schools.

News Jack is a project by Dan Schultz at the MIT Media Lab.

I’m adding it to The Best Tools For Creating Fake “Stuff” For Learning.

Thanks to 10000 Words for the tip.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


  1. I enjoyed doing some quick basic things with this tool. I think our teachers could really have some fun with it. I could not figure out how to change photos when I messed around with it, but I am sure you can. Thanks Larry!

  2. Can someone explain how to add pictures?
    Thank you

  3. Nice tricky website.
    Anyways here is latest website to create fake news and trick your friends. lets you create fake news. It also saves them and let you/delete/edit news later on

  4. You can hit that publish button all you want – it doesn’t do anything. Why get the kids to spend all that time on something they can’t save, publish, or share? That is an enormous waste of time.
    Skip this site – don’t waste your time.

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