This article deals with the historical developments in the field of Online News. While most people think that online news only started with the Internet boom, I show the rather unknown beginnings – going all the way back to teletext and videotex. The developments related to the World Wide Web (Web 1.0 and 2.0) will also be discussed. I will also try to envision the possible future of online news. You are of course very welcome to share your ideas about how the field might develop at the next stage.