Running a news site with WordPress is not that hard. The content management system is powerful enough to handle small and large sites. You are going to need the right theme and plugins to make your news site look more professional. NewsBoard for WordPress is a free plugin that displays your posts or RSS feeds in form of a news ticker.
NewsBoard displays your posts but also lets you easily set width, height, colors, date format, transitions, and speed. You can also embed NewsBoard in your posts. The plugin does have shortcodes, so you can add NewsBoard to your template. Keep in mind that you can use RSS feeds from other sites. The pro version offers you even more options (more instances, unlimited number of news, …).
NewsBoard is decent looking and easy to customize. Perfect for those who want to add a NewsTicker to their website.