HELP no tv, where do you go for news/current events

posted 2 years ago in Entertainment
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

I use a blend of CNN, FoxNews, Al Jazeera, and the BBC.  I figure that with that blend, I can get an idea of what’s going on without any particular slant.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Honestly, Twitter! I follow CNN breaking news, the AP, and NYT.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

We don’t have tv either. I’m American, but I really like the BBC for world news. That’s the first website I check every morning. I also have it set up so that I get texts on my phone from the BBC if there is breaking news.

Other sites I check daily to stay updated on current events include The Atlantic, The New York Times, the Wall St Journal, and The National Review. I like to read both conservative and liberal news outlets.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

cnn and npr. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

cnn.com

Post # 7
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Honey bee

I have multiple televisions and don’t get most of my news or current events from TV.  It’s for entertainment purposes mostly.  I use Twitter like my own curated news feed.  I follow a few select news sources and then the few people I follow tend to all be very politically and world news savvy and tend to retweet from a lot of sources, so between the two I tend get most breaking events but also when I want them rather than being constantly inundated with news alerts on my phone.  I have a friend who gets news alerts on her phone, but it’s constantly going off and I just couldn’t deal with that.  I’ll also check my local newspaper online during work breaks and a few national papers, but not necessarily daily.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Multiple news websites from opposite political camps. They all tend to distort stories or sweep important news under the rug when it suits them, so figuring out what’s really going on (or as close as I can get to figuring it out short of interviewing sources) takes some work.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Chateau Lake Louise

bobsgirl2007 :  I have a feed reader (Feedly) where I selected a few different news sources – The Guardian, The Economist, Time – and read those fairly regularly. 

But,  I primarily get my news from NPR It’s a force of habit from my debate days, my radio in the car is always tuned to my local public radio station, and I listen on the way back and forth to work. They also have a podcast called Up First which compresses the need to know stuff into about 10 minutes. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

bobsgirl2007 :  I listen to NPR in the car, listen to their podcasts (all things considered, wait wait don’t tell me, etc), and follow them on facebook where they link to writeups of a bunch of stories.  I think it’s the best “real” journalism out there!  It’s also totally worth it to have a subscription to NY Times and read articles online (I do first thing in the morning with my coffee).  Also the Daily Show (Comedy Central free station on Roku or online).

Post # 11
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Busy bee

Haven’t had cable TV since 2009.  CBC, national post, globe and mail, all online.  I prefer to read my news vs. watching it.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

NPR! 

Reuters.com is the best source for “just the facts” reporting. I’m on Twitter alot, so when people are buzzing about something happening, I check Reuters first for confirmation. 

Jezebel.com is my source for News and pop culture updates, as well as a community of badass women and men (like the Bee!). They cover all sorts of issues from a progressive viewpoint, and non-serious stuff with good humor. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

I get news while scrolling through Facebook (like several news pages, both local and national) and I listen to NPR on my commute. I prefer NPR, I tend to just get infuriated by stupid comments on online news stories, lol. 

I also just got an Echo Dot as gift and I’ve started getting News that way, as well, you can select whatever news sources you prefer and get a flash briefing. 

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Helper bee

I like BBC. For Americans, I think they are less biased than our news stations like CNN and Fox.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I like to listen to NPR The Daily, NYT The Daily Podcast and read The Skimm newsletter every morning. I can easily catch up on listening/reading while in bed in the morning and on my way to work! I also ask my amazon alexa “what’s the news” and she gives the hourly NPR news update. Easy ways to stay up to date on national issues without terrible cable or local news broadcasts. I would recommed following your local news outlet on twitter or reading the homepage one a day or every few days, since I think a lot of people aren’t as up to date on local happenings.

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