News media includes print media, broadcast news, and Internet (online newspapers, news blogs, etc.). The proposed system intends to collect news data from such diverse sources, capture the varied perceptions, summarize, and present the news. It involves identifying topic from real-time news extractions, then perform clustering of the news documents based on the topics. Previous approaches, like LDA, identify topics efficiently for long news texts, however, fail to do so in case of short news texts. In short news texts, the issues of acute sparsity and irregularity are prevalent. In this paper, we present a solution for topic modeling, i.e, a word co-occurrence network-based model named WNTM, which works for both long and short news by overcoming its shortcomings. It effectively works without wasting much time and space complexity. Further, we intend to create a news recommendation system, which would recommend news to the user according to user preference. © 2018, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.