How do you get the news?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by njmac, Sep 18, 2006.

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How do you get the news?

  1. Internet news sites

    60 vote(s)
    80.0%
  2. Television

    20 vote(s)
    26.7%
  3. Newspaper

    16 vote(s)
    21.3%
  4. The Daily Show ;-)

    5 vote(s)
    6.7%
  5. A mix of all of the above

    14 vote(s)
    18.7%
  6. I don't care about the news

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  7. Radio

    3 vote(s)
    4.0%
  1. njmac macrumors 68000

    njmac

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    #1
    I get my news almost exclusively from the internet.

    I check (online):

    NY Times
    LA Times
    Google News

    When my local freeby paper comes on a Thursday, I catch up on what's happening in my town.


    EDIT: When there is breaking news, I usually check out wikipedia.
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    #2
    Depends on the category. Most things from the BBC, but sports news I tend to go over to Sky.
     
  3. Kernow macrumors 65816

    Kernow

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    #3
    Mostly online for me too - I tend to look fairly frequently at the BBC and Guardian websites. I'll watch TV news in the morning when I'm getting ready (again BBC), and maybe pick up a newspaper.
     
  4. baleensavage macrumors 6502a

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    #4
    BBC here. I also have some science and tech news things on MyYahoo which I check occasionally.
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #5
    A lot of RSS subscriptions which I browse through with Google Reader.

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    Then the occasional TV news... if I know something worth seeing has happened. :)

    Regular newspapers, or analogue newspapers as I call them, I read maybe once or twice a month...
     
  6. Lau Guest

    #6
    Same here, BBC and Guardian online for me. I went through a phase of watching BBC Breakfast news a couple of years ago, but I don't any more, mainly because I know I can get it more quickly and tailored to what I'm interested in online. I miss that little Declan chap who did the Business news though, he always cheered me up, even though I couldn't give a toss about stocks and shares. :p I've got the BBC and Guardian Unlimited headlines on my Google homepage thing, so I usually see them first and go and get lost on the news sites for a bit.

    I get weekend newspapers, but that's mainly because they give me immense pleasure wallowing in them and all the other bits and pieces. I don't really get news from them though — I've usually read that morning's headlines online before I've got dressed and gone out to get the paper.
     
  7. Veldek macrumors 68000

    Veldek

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    #7
    I miss the Radio option. At work the radio is running all the time, so when anything happens, I'll hear it there first. Other options would be Internet, TV and newspapers, I use them all.
     
  8. njmac thread starter macrumors 68000

    njmac

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    damn :mad: sorry, I forgot the radio option. I knew I was leaving something out...
     
  9. Kernow macrumors 65816

    Kernow

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    He's still there, but they've got him doing all kinds of exciting things now, like working in shops and interviewing farmers and stuff. He is kind of endearing in a weird kind of way. :)
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    #10
    I'm also in the almost-exclusively online category. Mostly NYT, but also Google News to see a variety of news sources, and a few others on occasion. For certain things I will turn to the telivision, though. I do listen to NPR sometimes, but less for the news than for enjoyment. :)
     
  11. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    #11
    i go with NPR/MSNBC, they are normally the fastest
     
  12. miniConvert macrumors 68040

    miniConvert

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    #12
    I use news.bbc.co.uk a lot, as well as BBC News 24 on TV and BBC Radio Five Live, usually streamed online or on DAB.

    I then use many other websites for news on more specific interests and these sites include MacRumors, The Register, Trusted Reviews, ZDNet, Slashdot, Google News etc.
     
  13. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    #13
    Does MR count for a news website. Sometimes I'll catch things on the radio or watch them on the evening news, but usually, it's right here in the community discussion forums of MacRumors.
     
  14. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

    ®îçhå®?

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    I watch the TV news twice a day and check it in the middle on the internet. I like being kept up to date especially at school, all the major events happen and no one knows so i have now learnt (9/11 and 7/7).
     
  15. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    #15
    No prob' - it's in there now. :)
     
  16. iGav macrumors G3

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    #16
    Guardian, Indie, Times. (Observer, Sindie, Sunday Times at weekends).

    I do use the BBC News website as well, but I'm increasingly becomming disenchanted with it's frequently, and often biased approach to reporting.
     
  17. KingYaba macrumors 68040

    KingYaba

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    #17
    I pitty the fool who only watches the Daily Show for his/her source of news.

    TV, Internet, and Radio. Where is radio?

    EDIT: Crap, didn't see radio option. and I can't revote :(
     
  18. njmac thread starter macrumors 68000

    njmac

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    #19
    Yeah, I forgot to add the radio option so Rower_CPU just added it.

    I put the Daily Show on there because I heard people really believe that that's a news show :rolleyes:
     
  19. extraextra macrumors 68000

    extraextra

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    #20
    It's not bad. I realize that it's "fake news" but still, the information on it isn't all crap.

    I normally get my news from.. AOL. Just because it's my homepage. Otherwise the newspaper (which I now realize I forgot to check off up there) does it. I normally don't like the news on TV because it's irritatingly exaggerated.
     
  20. timnosenzo macrumors 6502a

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  21. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    #22
    Internet
    NewsPaper
    Radio
    The DailyShow(Ironically watching it in about 15 mins)
    TV
     
  22. jessep28 macrumors 6502

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    #23
    WSJ for Business/Major news
    Ny Times (once a day)
    BBC (scan)
     
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