As a former journalist way way back in my early career life, I'm still always curious about how a society gets the information that forms the basis of understandings useful for daily life. I'd make this a poll but can't figure out how to do that on this platform. So, which options below do you employ?
You get news from:
local newspapers -- e.g. Chicago Tribune, St Louis Post, Seattle Times, etc
New York Times and/or Washington Post
Wall Street Journal
local TV news
ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS
FOX or Breitbart or Newsmax or OANN
Apple News, and/or Yahoo News and/or Bloomberg News
Associated Press and/or Reuters
Huffington Post and/or USA Today and/or Politico
Being a bit of a news junkie, I skim through my NYT app in the morning on the way to the mini crossword. I get Washington Post and Seattle Times summaries in my email, which I don't always read. I listen to NPR in the car, and get CNN alerts on my phone when something major is happening in the world. On Sunday mornings, I watch ABC, NBC, CNN and sometimes CBS.
Awesome post @DeahWA😁 Since retiring last year July 2020, I try to avoid the news. While working, was way too busy to care. I do try to remember to read the Google online news while avoiding the unimportant/waste of my time stuff. 🙄 Some days I forget (senior moment/lol) to check my cell for this news. Luv this discussion, great comments. 👍
The San Francisco Chronicle is on Twitter as @SFGate.
Also via Twitter: Associated Press, Bloomberg News, Breitbart, Cable News Network, Fox, Huffington Post, Newsmax, OANN, Politico, Reuters, The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
I get most of my news from local radio news stations.
Unless it's some huge, breaking story, I almost never watch newscasts or any of the 24-hour cable news stations.
And if the radio is teasing a story that piques my interest and I'm near my computer, I just look it up and get the info I'm looking for rather than sit through countless segments.
Over coffee in the morning, I used to scroll through Google News. But I'm not going to it as often or spending as much time there as I used to.
I liked it because it can be customized. If I didn't want to see stories from certain news sources, I'd block them and nothing from those sites appear in my (default) feed anymore.
The way we get news is changing, and certainly journalism itself is changing. I'm not fond of some changes I see, and that's why I don't bother scrolling through news aggregators like Google News as one would flip through a newspaper, as much as I used to.
My grandparents used to watch network (national) news every evening — the 6:00 news, I think. My mother used to watch the (local) 10:00 news every night. But none of my family or friends does either anymore.
We get our local newspaper delivered daily, check stories out on Comcast and Microsoft Bing homepage, and watch mainly ABC and CNN. We love the CNN evening lineup after ABC World News Tonight. I've turned my wife into a news junkie too.
I stopped reading actual paper newspapers after I had a job were I had to skim several papers every day and clip out articles mentioning my employer. I got to point of hating the smell of newsprint and especially the ink on my fingers.