Found on TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks, such as Creator/{{CNN}}, this line of scrolling text provides viewers with the headlines while they are watching a report on, say, tax evasion. Also called a [[ news ticker]]. Any spoof of a news report is almost guaranteed to have a silly headlines populating this bar for the entire time for bonus jokes, which often requires one to rewatch the scene twice to catch everything. Said headlines may or may not be about a NoodleIncident.

While these seem fairly ubiquitous now, the idea of a 24-hour news crawl on the screen didn't become popular with many television news networks until after September 11th, 2001. Prior to this, a few networks did run constant crawls, but mostly with stock information, sports scores, or weather updates.

Not to be confused with ''VideoGame/DungeonCrawl'' the video game ''VideoGame/{{Crawl}}'', or DungeonCrawling.


[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CloudyWithAChanceOfMeatballs'' features this in every news report scene, the best being when the food raining is first announced, and a standard crawl of weather in various cities changes to "Whaaaat the heck is that cheeseburgers raining right now?! Sorry, back to the ticker."
** An earlier crawl includes "Stay tuned for 'Wet Pets': 2 hours of puppies caught in the rain" and "Tsunami warning in Wichita confuses many."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsonsMovie'':
* ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie'', complete with LampshadeHanging.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/TheMuppets'' has one as a FunnyBackgroundEvent during a montage (namely, when recruiting [[{{Eagleland}} Sam Eagle]]).
-->'''[[MisanthropeSupreme Things That Stink]]''': Old People, Young People, [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys The French]], The Non-French, Foreign Countries, [[CulturalCringe Domestic Countries]].

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/ThirtyRock'' has featured a fake news crawl with headlines such as "Panda Murder-Suicide Shocks China"; "Wolf Blitzer Injured In Wolf Blitz"; "Mysterious Visitor From Future Wins Lottery Again"; "Anne Heche Leaves Husband For Pony."
* The Australian comedy series ''[[Series/TheChasersWarOnEverything CNNNN]]'' featured a fake news crawl during every episode. One episode even had a news crawl that summarised the original news crawl, and one had a news crawl for the vision impaired which basically filled the entire screen (in other words, you only saw three or four letters of the crawl at a time). You can view every one of these crawls [[ here]], y'know, if you're bored.
* Used on ''Series/DoctorWho'' and its spinoffs, whenever footage from BBC News or the fictional AMNN news channels appear.
* The ''Series/{{Community}}'' episode "Intro To Political Science" has one of these during Troy and Abed's coverage of the class election. Examples: "Professor Slater Still Missing", "Basketball Team Loses Ball", "Professor Duncan Quits Drinking Again".
** ''Analysis of Cork-Based Networking'' has one briefly that reveals Creator/LeVarBurton and "non-celebrity" (Troy) were captured by pirates.

* Music/{{Chamillionaire}}'s video for ''Hip Hop Police'' runs the names of rappers wanted by police on a fake news program's crawl.
* The video for A Perfect Circle's [[TheCoverChangestheMeaning creepy cover of "Imagine"]] [[ has a fake news crawl]].
* The song "Bad Day" by Music/{{REM}} has a video that spoofs news reports, complete with a crawl filled with spoof news items such as "Series/DoctorWho was born in 1937, could be expected to live for many more years even if he was captured".
* The lyric video of "[[ Another Way to Die]]" by Music/{{Disturbed}} does this with the lyrics crawling across the bottom of the screen.
* The video for Kenyan rock band [=ParkingLotGrass=] song [[ "Speed Chaser"]] contains a news ticker with funny TakeThat messages like "This text isn't as interesting as the actual video, you should watch it instead".

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/RingOfHonor's HD Net and Sinclair television shows would sometimes have crawling text updating fans on where ROH wrestlers not currently on the show were wrestling or where ROH would be coming next.
* Ashley America's ''[[ShowWithinAShow The All American Report]]'' had such claims as her causing the riots that shutdown three events not up to her standing and promises to do the same in Valkyrie Women's Pro Wrestling.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''Videogame/SuperMarioSunshine'', while out in [[HubLevel Delfino Plaza]], a news crawl will be shown that gives updates on happenings all around the Isle Delfino. These updates are based around things you do in game that has effects on the island's status, such as the sunshine slowly returning and appearances of Shadow Mario, just to name a few.
* In a trailer of sorts for the Lost and Damned download content for ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', done in the style of a Weazel News report, talks about bikers causing violence while the crawl below reads things like 'Laid off worker gets laid', 'Stimulus package includes vibrator', and 'Bologna recall totally fucks worker's lunch plan' among others. And it's done again in a similar trailer for The Ballad of Gay Tony, with the main report focusing on illegal guns trade while the crawl has lines like 'Swine Flu scared by woman in mask' and 'Parents demand school closing - saying public education is socialism'.
* ''VideoGame/SimCity 3000'' has a news ticker which alternates between items giving genuine information about how you're doing and daft stories such as "Mayor denies kitty kibble shortage". And if you had disasters enabled, you'd better pay attention to the ticker, 'cuz if it says something about earth rumblings, {{crop circles}}, rowdy demonstrations or malfunctioning satellites, ''it's time to smash the doomsday siren button!''
** Ditto for ''VideoGame/SimCity 4'', albeit vertically-scrolling and with less kitty kibble shortage.
* ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' features a few of these in cutscenes for the in-game news channel. Most of them are pretty humourous, including an announcement for a film starring the RealLife voice actor of a character.
* ''VideoGame/RidgeRacer 7'' has one that's relatively serious. The crawl occurs between races and shows off the top times of certain series. These are interspersed with news stories related to the game and its setting.
* ''VideoGame/{{Celestus}}'' has one at the bottom of the screen, providing advice, lore, and stupid jokes.
--> Looking for a job ? Try the Administrative Bureau of Bureaucratic Administration of the Adrean Republic !
* The UNN crawl in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' actually provides a complete story, about a drug-addled celebrity (the one painted on Tychus' shoulder) who christens a battlecruiser, runs away from rehab and is found hiding in a zoo.
* Exaggerated for satire in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'', where an in-universe nature documentary about octopuses (''Ocean of Gossip'') has two news crawls that bounce all over the footage, all showing batshit insane weird news, mostly to do with horrific civilian militarism.
* ''VideoGame/VisceraCleanupDetail'' has the News Ticker machine on some levels which runs a series of stories. Most of them are [[StrawmanNewsMedia fluff pieces about heroes they idolize]] along with some {{Shout Out}}s and other jokes.
* In ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'', the situation room has a news ticker which adds some flavor to in-game events. Every mission, every council request fulfilled or denied, results in a news item.
* At one point in ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', Mettaton forces you to watch the live feed from his TV station of the action. The crawl at the bottom displays humorous news stories about enemies you've encountered, and differs depending on whether or not they lived. If you let the scene run long enough, the crawl finally ends with "HISTORIC NEWS TICKER HEADLINE SHORTAGE."

* In the ''WebComic/OzyAndMillie'' series about Isolde becoming a reporter, the news story she's covering features in its crawl "A public service announcement followed me home the other day" (a reference to Music/{{REM}}'s song "Bad Day" and possibly the music video for the same; see above) and "Help me I'm shrinking."
* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'' featured one of these as a FunnyBackgroundEvent when a reporter is [[SirSwearsALot interviewing Sydney]].
-->'''News crawl:''' Please make this girl stop cursing. It feels like I'm playing ''Videogame/{{Diablo}}'' with the censor button.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Website/JibJab's video "What We Call the News" uses a crawl as subtitles.
* Website/TheOnion News Network, naturally, features joke headlines in its crawl.
* In the same vein as Website/TheOnion, gaming parody site [[ The Eggplant]] has a joke headline crawl.
* In WebVideo/TheJokerBlogs, there is an episode which is a news report with a crawl full of MythologyGags.
* The browser game/forum RP ''VideoGame/ImperiumNova'' features a news crawl across the top of the page displaying the three most recent galactic events. Elections, natural disasters, weddings, wars, assassinations...
* ''WebVideo/StarWarsUncut'': The discussion between Darth Vader, Grand Moff Tarkin, and Admiral Tagge about the Imperial Senate is presented by TalkingHeads on [[AlphabetNewsNetwork ENN]] along with a text crawl underneath: "Senate Dissolved...Moisture Farmers See Record Low Season"
* ReasonTV featured a rap where two reporters are delivering stories of the YetAnotherBabyPanda quality when one rapper notices the ticker and tries to call out his co-host on their WorstNewsJudgementEver. The co-host agree there are more important matters... and transitions to a story about PokemonGo.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''[[WesternAnimation/PixarShorts George & A.J.]]'', a short film by Creator/{{Pixar}} related to ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', has this during the news report, and it makes humorous references to the feature film, among other things.
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', which parodied the War on Terror, Phil Ken Sebben installed a news crawl in the cafeteria.
** The news crawl actually appears at the beginning of the obligatory court scene as well, where Mentok tries to predict what it's going to say next before finally just shutting it off.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', one episode showed the Krusty the Clown appearing on Fox News, with an identical news ticker that lampooned Fox News' conservative bias (featuring headlines like "Do Democrats cause cancer?" and "Rupert Murdoch: Terrific Dancer"). [[ Fox News was not amused]]
** The gag was repeated in "Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson", with such headlines as "Obama calls mulligan on first term" and "Europe puts Greece on eBay".
* The into to Karl's "Monkey News" segment on ''Radio/TheRickyGervaisShow'' features a monkey newscaster with a crawl reading "EEEP... SCREECH... OOOH..."
* In ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'', crawls ALWAYS appear as a FunnyBackgroundEvent when the Daily Bugle's new screen is shown. "Mistress Death opens new cupcake shop" is a hilarious example.
* The ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce'' episode "Fightan Titan" opens with a news report on TV with the crawl saying things like "Celebrity gives baby stupid name", "Something bad happens in country most Americans can't find on map", and "Random person reads fake news scroll at bottom of cartoon".
* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'': In "Bullocks to Stan", Hayley breaks up with Deputy Bullock over the phone during a news conference, and the "C-Spin" ticker shows headlines regarding the scenario.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* During the events of September 11, 2001, many news station tickers continued to show other headlines of the day, even as footage of the atrocity took place.
* Once when the comedian Creator/LewisBlack was being interviewed on CNN, he demanded they take the crawl off the screen so people could pay attention to [[ the interview]].
* ''G4'' does this, usually with things that'll later show up on ''The Feed''.
* Local channels in America do this all the time for a number of reasons, including warning of severe weather, or to warn that a regularly scheduled show will be preempted.
* Both local channels and actual networks may use a crawl to break a major news story or update a major news story when they do not want to interrupt a program in progress, especially during prime time.
* The first known example of a news ticker was used on ''Series/{{Today}}'' in 1952, very early in the program's life. The ticker took the form of a typewritten strip of paper scrolled across the screen and superimposed via split-screening. It was quickly retired due to its unwieldy nature; it would take until the advent of computer-generated graphics for news crawls to catch on.