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Python | Django News App

  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 14 Dec, 2020

Django is a high-level framework which is written in Python which allows us to create server-side web applications. In this article, we will see how to create a News application using Django. 
We will be using News Api and fetch all the headline news from the api. Read more about the api here news api.
Do the Following steps in command prompt or terminal: 

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Open the newsproject folder using a text editor. The directory structure should look like this 

Create a “templates” folder in your newsapp and it in
Settings .py 

In –
In views, we create a view named index which takes a request and renders an html as a response. Firstly we import newsapi from NewsApiClient. 

# importing api
from django.shortcuts import render
from newsapi import NewsApiClient
# Create your views here. 
def index(request):
    newsapi = NewsApiClient(api_key ='YOURAPIKEY')
    top = newsapi.get_top_headlines(sources ='techcrunch')
    l = top['articles']
    desc =[]
    news =[]
    img =[]
    for i in range(len(l)):
        f = l[i]
    mylist = zip(news, desc, img)
    return render(request, 'index.html', context ={"mylist":mylist})

Create a index.html in templates folder. 


<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en" dir="ltr">
    <meta charset="utf-8">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="" integrity="sha384-ggOyR0iXCbMQv3Xipma34MD+dH/1fQ784/j6cY/iJTQUOhcWr7x9JvoRxT2MZw1T" crossorigin="anonymous">
<!-- Optional theme -->
    <div class="jumbotron" style="color:black">
      <h1 style ="color:white">
   Get The latest news on our website
    <div class="container">
      {% for new, des, i in mylist %}
              <img src="{{ i }}" alt="">
              <h1>news:</h1> {{ new }}
              {{ value|linebreaks }}
              <h4>description:</h4>{{ des }}
              {{ value|linebreaks }}
      {% endfor %}

Now map the views to 

from django.contrib import admin
from django.urls import path
from newsapp import views
urlpatterns = [
   path('', views.index, name ='index'),

Your output of the project should look like this – 

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