I get most of mine online, and not by choice either. My son has shows that he likes to watch at the same time as the news, so I either catch it on the radio or as I said, online.
I get all of my news online. Usually through Facebook or Twitter.
Not at all, I have purposely not been watching the news for over 3 years now and I have not missed anything important enough for me to know about, thanks to social networks! The news is filled with negative things that we get no benefit in knowing about, it serves us no purpose and it is actually bad for our subconscious.
I have a hard time watching the TV news because I was a broadcasting major in college and actually worked in our college news station. It really turned me off from watching the news on TV. I follow the Breaking News twitter account and that's how I tend to get my major news.
I just wrote a blog piece on this topic: http://joshuabagby.com/writing-exercise/the-news-is-it-real-or-is-i...
Mlostly I get the news from Google or what people post as links on Facebook. I will only watch TV news now if there is something that really has my curiosity fired up, and I think the last time that happened was when I heard about the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
Like Amanda I was a broadcasting major in college.
Bars are a great source of news. The have the TV on without sound so you can kind of fill in the blanks on your own (uness the game is on).
Other than that, I like the Steve Martin approach: "I guess I wouldn't believe in anything if wasn't for my lucky, astrology, mood watch."
I don't watch or read the news. I don't follow news channels nor do I partake in conversations on my Facebook or Twitter about drama in the news. Most of it is a fear tactic for one purpose or another or about someone or something that should have been kept private.
I worked in TV (an NBC affiliate) and I know the manipulation that goes on.
It's a personal choice that has been one of the best I've ever made.
Boy, would I love to read your tell-all about what goes on in the news. Do you know of any writing like that? I think people should know this stuff.
You could be. I am an information and library professional who teaches a class on information literacy (the skills needed to effectively access, evaluate, and use information). There are trends which may have a negative impact on your ability to gain objective, non agenda driven news. The trend toward customizing search results and news you receive on websites and via news outlets can decrease the amount of challenging news/information, can decrease balance in the same, and can see a third party eventually determining what information you need or want.
That being the case, I watch several cable news outlets, listen to BBC news and other international news outlets, and read a variety of both 'traditional' news and new line bloggers.
It can be helpful to your writing as well because it will provide access to different views, arguments, and awareness of the use of propaganda and scholarship.
Feeds, alerts and blog searches, for me. But they're all very hit and miss. The quality of a lot of the crap that Google delivers is re-hashed, spun articles by non-native English speakers who are trying to make a living off genuine writers but, in effect, making the true, talented scriber's job a lot harder and keeping the base pay rate down.
The news, TV or written, is all biased, anyway - whatever slant the ivory tower or individual writer wants to put on it, then so it shall be; you believe or judge it at your peril. Websites have targets as well as networks' viewing figures so the slant on your theme will always be written into an article, if you have writers capable of delivering thus.
The only headline I want to see is that article spinning has been banned, websites containing this slight on the English (UK) taken down and the internet cleared of this mozarrella so it can be used for what it was designed for - a source of information for those who need clarification on the subject of their passion.
Are you missing out? Only if you don't read between the lines...