There are dozens of competing firms that offer an email based news alert service. But how to know which one is best? This comprehensive new guide explains how these tools work, and then identifies, compares, and evaluates over two dozen free, inexpensive, and fee-based alert services. It not only helps you how pick the right one, but also advises how to get the most out of the news alert service once you begin the service. A detailed appendix also compares specific news source coverage for the major news alert vendors.