There have been other articles and forum posts that show that this can be done but this article will step you through it.
What's needed?Obviously you'll need a Kindle but in addition, you'll need a working Kindle email address and access to a PC or laptop and a copy of Calibre. Calibre will run on Windows, Linux and Mac computers so you should have no problems running the program. Please consider donating to Calibre (there's a click-through on the site linking to PayPal) though to help fund its development.
First step. Setting up CalibreThe first thing to do is to set up Calibre to be able to email your Kindle account. So, start Calibre
When the opening screen is presented, click on the Preferences icon top right of the window.
From the window that opens, click on the Sharing Books by Email button under Sharing.
Click on the Add email button and enter your Kindle email address (<your.email>@kindle.com) obviously replacing <your.email> with your own identity. [nb - see note at the end of this article about possible costs] Make sure Auto send is ticked as shown here.
Finally test the email by clicking on the Test email button and click on the green tick Apply button and then Close.
(Quick note about your Kindle email: Before you can use your Kindle email account in this project, you'll have to visit your Amazon account and make sure your Kindle email is set to allow emails from your chosen email address to be sent to your Kindle.)
Next step. Set up your news feed
Now we set up a source of News for our first Kindle newspaper. For this example I'll set up the BBC News channel. In the Calibre main window, click on the button labelled Fetch News
Now, if you open the Fetch News window again you will see a new entry at the top - Scheduled. This is where your scheduled news items are recorded so you know what's going on.
Testing your setup
To test your entry, click on Scheduled, select an example news source and then click on the Download Now button and hit save. You should now see the Jobs: 1 status with a revolving line showing that Calibre is working on your request for you.
This will take a little time, as the program goes through the news headlines presented by BBC News, goes and fetches each of the stories behind the headlines, downloads each of them to your computer, re-formats them for the Kindle and then creates an e-book for the job complete with a contents page. Once it has done that, it then sends the result directly to your Kindle. Here is the job summary screen showing how long the job took to run.
And here is the BBC News job we've just run, displayed on my Kindle.
I would be interested to know how you get on. Please let me know if this was of use to you or if there are steps that could be better explained.
[Update: Since originally writing this article Amazon have introduced lots of more modern Kindles to the old Gen 3 ones I used in this example. I understand they all work with the process outlined in this article. However, please note that if you have a Kindle capable of receiving directly over 3G, note that Amazon will charge for the delivery of what it calls 'Personal Documents' - such as the ones we create here. If you do not wish to pay these charges, you should use the <your.email>@free.kindle.com address. Here, the emails are delivered free, but are only collectable via WiFi or by USB upload from your account. Please be aware, therefore, that by emailing content to your Kindle over Whispernet you may incur a charge from Amazon. See Transferring, Downloading, and Sending Files to Kindle for more details.]