And now, the news...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by iMacZealot, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2005
    Where do you get your daily news? Local news? National news? World news? etc. Do you get it from your TV, radio, newspaper, or internet?
  2. j3nsen macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2007
    The internet., BBCNews, and the local paper (Detroit Free Press/Ann Arbor News).

    I'll catch local news on TV randomly though, I can't stand reading the newspaper.
  3. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

    Kamera RAWr

    May 15, 2007
    I'm where I need to be
    For those that watch the news, I have a question... Why do you watch the news?

    Not trying to get flamed here, but am just curious :)
  4. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    I listen to the radio for national/world news, and I read my newspaper for my local news. :)
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    its kinda nice to know what is going on outside your house

    newspaper is good too. might want to try it haha
  6. devilot Moderator emeritus


    May 1, 2005
    I'm ashamed... :eek: Pretty much any news I hear about is from reading various forums (completely irrelevant to actual current events) and/or IMing w/ people from those forums. I'm bad.
  7. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2005
    Yeah, in the last few months, my biggest source of news has been the Late Late Show. :p I'm trying to get back into the loop of it. There's only one local news station I can stand (CBS 4 Denver, if anyone is in that area), but I can't watch cable news at all. Fox News, well, I needn't explain why. :) CNN US is basically all talk and no news. My cable provider used to give CNNi, but it's now gone. Headline News used to be great because you could tune to it at any minute of the day and be caught up with current events in about 15-20 minutes, but that format is ended around 1:00 by those new squawk boxes like Glenn Beck and Nancy Grace.

    The problem that I have with 24-hour news and the popular eyewitness format is that when an infant story breaks and is quasi-important, every channel covers it. For example, they're building a fourteen story apartment complex about a mile away from me, and the fourteenth floor collapsed during construction, and CNN spends 5-10 minutes on it when it's really only relevant to people locally. Also, i was watching my local 7 station this afternoon, and they're reporting about a half dozen houses that had a tornado touchdown on top of them in Vancouver, and nobody in Denver, let alone anywhere else, is going to care.
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Primarily the internet. Used to subscribe to the newspaper, but I gave up after the millionth time of them continuing to deliver the paper despite my vacation hold request. Now I just pick up the free local newspaper once in awhile for something to read over lunch. Otherwise it's the internet. If there's a breaking or developing news story I'm interested in, I'll try to catch it on TV for up-to-the-minute video coverage, but for day-to-day stuff, I don't bother checking in on TV. Unless of course we're talking about The A Daily Show or The Colbert Report.
  9. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    I get the news from television (either news broadcasts or other shows), Newsweek magazine, and of course the internet (although, I tend to stick with major news sources, including MacRumors :p).

    But at the same time, I only have limited exposure to each. Who has the time to stay informed?
  10. danidoll521 macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2006
    I get most of my news from the internet, particularly and (try to both biased angles :( ). For local news, local papers and network websites. I try to read the paper, as well as Newsweek and Time magazines, but I often don't have the time.
  11. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2005
    CNNi is a lot better than CNN US.

    By the way, I'm addicted to their VoD service.
  12. angelneo macrumors 68000

    Jun 13, 2004
    CNN, BBC, I subscribed to CNN podcasts, plus various blogs and forums (local and others). I don't read my local newspaper as they are full of government propaganda (in my country)
  13. scotthayes macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2007
    Birmingham, England
    Reason I watch the news, we've got some very cute lady news readers in the UK :D

    As for where I get my news. BBC, CNN, NY Times, Times online, Washington post and NewsNow
  14. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    I skim CNN, and three or four local and statewide sites. I subscribe to our local newspaper delivery, which takes about ten minutes to read. :rolleyes:

    I'll have to check out CNNi.
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    I "created" my own custom Google Homepage so that I only get the news I want. Sections include:

    - Top Stories (World news)
    - Crooks and Liars (politics and such)
    - The Globe and Mail Report On Business (Globe and Mail = Toronto/Canadian Paper)
    - Reuter's Oddly Enough
    - Sports Scoreboard
    - CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Hockey News
    - Health
    - Entertainment
    - Quotes of the Day
    - Techdirt
    - Engadget
    - DPReview
  16. Apemanblues macrumors regular


    Jan 30, 2007
    Most mornings I catch some of the Today Programme (BBC Radio 4) and that's enough news for me. I like to browse the Science/Nature news section on the BBCi website from time to time too.

    Sometimes I catch the evening news (BBC or Channel 4) but if on the rare occasion there's an issue I want to investigate in more depth I'll do some web searches the next day or check out a few Indy media sites that I know of. If I buy a newspaper (which is very rare for me) It'll be The Independent (UK).
  17. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

    John Jacob

    Feb 11, 2003
    Columbia, MD
  18. Markleshark macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
  19. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
  20. Queso Suspended

    Mar 4, 2006
    Websites mostly. BBC and CNN for the more mainstream stuff, and then lots of other specialist ones for particular topics.
  21. AdeFowler macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2004
    Same here. The BBC News site is also set as my home page.

    I sometimes watch Channel 4 News - Jon Snow is a legend.
  22. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Main news sources

    At home:
    The Independent newspaper
    BBC News 24 and CNN on the TV
    Bloomberg on the wall facing my main home office seating area
    For offbeat/tech stuff I look at digg, reddit and slashdot and also take a look at country-specific tech and other sites in Japan, Korea, China and Russia. And of course the trade news websites.

    On the move:
    BBC mobile
    Google news

    At work:
    Bloomberg again, other more in-depth news websites for specific matters
  23. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
    The only regular source of news I get is the titles from the RSS feed of my local paper (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). If something interests me, I click on it, which is usually about one link a day, and is always local news. I have no idea what is going on on the world stage.
  24. Bogie macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2007
    I rarely watch the news anymore because it's all yellow journalism and sensationalism, but when I do I just watch The Fox Report with Shepard Smith and maybe a bit of O'Reilley if any of the topics seem interesting.
  25. themadchemist macrumors 68030


    Jan 31, 2003
    Chi Town
    I used to rely mostly on BBC News, but these days, I've switched over to the NY Times. I still go to the BBC site as a second source of information, and I think their coverage of non-Western events, particularly in South Asia (a deep area of interest for me), is better. They also have some fantastic in-depth features on recurring events. If there's a huge story coming out of a particular region of the world, I will sometimes check out a major paper from the country of interest. In India, I usually go to the Hindu (which is a *secular* paper, believe it or not). Around the time of Bhutto's assassination, I checked out Dawn. For business news, I like CNBC, but I only get it at home home (not school home), so I usually get it from the news posts through my brokerage account.

    Oh, and also Washington Post, on occasion, my second favorite American paper.

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