Vertical News Slider is a great news module for Joomla, where you can define the categories from which the articles will be pulled automatically.
This module can also pull the images from the articles and resize them automatically. You can define the image dimensions to resize.
You can also define the number of characters to be pulled to show on the intro text of the module show. Furthermore, it defines whether you want to show read more or not.
When you click on the read more, it will automatically take you to the full article view. You can define the speed of the sliding animation.
Highly configurable and backed with a 24×7 Customer Support package. This module is cross browser compatible and works on all the modern browsers. Bug Free and works great!.