How do you get your news?

United States
February 23, 2008 12:02am CST
I've noticed that many people post discussions pertaining to the news. How do you get your news? Do you subscribe to the local newspaper, wait for the evening news or read it on the internet? Do you think one is more informative than the next and is there a certain section you prefer over another? For example do you prefer the world news, your local news, sports, entertainment or something else?
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@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
24 Feb 08
As soon as I connect to the internet... the first thing I get is a window from Yahoo with the letest news in Australia. Besides that... I sometimes check the BBC website in the UK through celebdaq... which I have been playing for four years. And I have links in my favourites to all the major Australian newspapers.
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• United States
14 Mar 08
What are the names of the largest Australian papers?
• Australia
14 Mar 08
Every city has its own newspapers... But from a Sydney point of view... we have - The Sydney Morning Herald - The Daily Telegraph - The Australian And a lot more... They all have their own website... Or you can simply use for the whole of Australia... http://www.news.com.au/
@balasri (26553)
• India
23 Feb 08
I get the news mainly from the daily newspaper and from BBC TV.
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• United States
23 Feb 08
One thing I do miss from living in England is the BBC.
@balasri (26553)
• India
23 Feb 08
Really? It is news to me.
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@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
23 Feb 08
I get most of my news from the morning news, but I also read the paper almost everyday as well, just the local news though.I also get lots of my news off the net as well, from here and many other sources. I do prefer local, but like all kinds of news.
• United States
23 Feb 08
Are you as surprised as I am regarding how much news you get here on mylot from people's posts? LOL.
@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
23 Feb 08
Yes, but I suppose with all the different folks it is bound to happen. I have found stories I never heard of till I came here, news stories I mean. Well off to bed, another doulbe shift tomorrow, niters Katherine, have fun.
@paid2write (5202)
24 Feb 08
I get most of the news from BBC radio. I listen to local BBC station for local news and BBC Radio 4 for world news. I listen early morning and late afternoon and at night. Sometimes I will look on the internet at newspaper websites where you can read the news reports for free.
• United States
14 Mar 08
Are you saying that there is actually places online that charge you to read the news or am I misunderstanding what you are saying?
@Crysi23 (515)
• United States
24 Feb 08
I get my news numerous of ways, I watch the evening news on my local tv channel for my local news than at 6:30 p.m I watch my nightly news to get my world news,than on Sundays I watch 60 minutes to see what's interesting there. Plus during the day monday-sunday I get my news online on my home page.
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• United States
14 Mar 08
I'm so out of touch, I didn't know 60 minutes even existed anymore.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
24 Feb 08
since I do not have television I can not watch the news via that venue - nor do I subscribe to a newspaper - our town has a paper that comes out once a week and only has a few pages, not worth the cost in my opinion. mostly I get my news by word of mouth or such places as this... though most of the news I hear is more aptly termed gossip :( and really not of interest to me.
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• United States
14 Mar 08
I am always surprised how much I learn just here on mylot alone.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
24 Feb 08
Hi kbourgerie, I like to be informed and follow world news daily. The world is such a small place now that we need to know what's happening everywhere. I also like to check local news at least once every day. TV is usually my source. Blessings.
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• United States
14 Mar 08
It seems like the local news is on for most of the day in our house, but living in such a large city there is plenty to report thats for sure.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
24 Feb 08
if i want local news i prefer to newspapers but for international news i prefer it online...
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• United States
14 Mar 08
Yes, I think the online news now, is more up to date than the local newspaper.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
24 Feb 08
I have not posted any news discussions, but as for where we get our news. We used to subscribe to the Winnipeg Free Press, but canceled it when my husband took early retirement. Once we were thinking of the Winnipeg Sun, but we call it Winnipeg's National Inquirer, so that was out. Now, we listen to CNN, and the news on either one or more of the U.S. stations, and BNN, plus my husband will listen to CTV for the local news, and I will listen to Fox. or CBS. If there is something interesting on my My Yahoo page, I will read that, but I will not go searching to see if any baby has been abused, any drunk has run over someone, or any sort of sensationalism. I prefer the local Fox network, because it comes from Rochester, and New York is close enough, and also from Seattle since I used to live in Vancouver, B.C. and the climate is similar, the people are about the same and I can relate to them.
• United States
14 Mar 08
I don't know about your local news, but ours seems just full of that sensationalism of which you speak. We call it the bad news.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
24 Feb 08
I always get the morning news from tv, including the world news and the national news. Other sources are newspapers and internet. I enjoy reading newspaper the most as it is rather handy and convenient because I can read it at anytime and at anywhere. Once online I do will have a glance to the few top latest news. I then will read news email by friends.
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• United States
14 Mar 08
I watch the morning news too, but I'm surprised by just how much I learn here on mylot.
• United States
24 Feb 08
I get all of the news that I am interested in from newspapers, TV and the Internet. I am interested in everything except sports.
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• United States
14 Mar 08
I'm not really interested in sports either, except when the Red Sox are playing.
@MGjhaud (20690)
• Philippines
24 Feb 08
before I usually get it straight from a daily newspaper but most of the time now I'm very busy so I tend to read news online. I just surf for the latest news and read it straight from there. Besides, I can refer to some other websites if I don't understand or i need further references of some news. in reading news, i prefer not to turn my attention to politics and sports. it all gets the same everyday. well i just don't know from other countries though.
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• United States
24 Feb 08
I think if it wasn't for the internet there is alot of news I would probably miss. I'm glad to see it posted as frequently as it is. Its always up to date.
@manya_pearl (1905)
• Singapore
24 Feb 08
I get my news from yahoo, since i dont have time to buy newspaper, so lazy to go to store. I almost spend my time with my laptop. I do read news that attract me and about news from my country.
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• United States
24 Feb 08
Just about any website that you turn to now, has some kind of up to date news and I am appreciative of that.
@yannycui (377)
• China
23 Feb 08
I get my news through internet. Everyday the first thing I do when I get to my office is turn on the computer and read news through Chinadaily,CNN or BBC. Newspaper is slower to deliver news than internet. I seldom buy newspapers now.
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• United States
24 Feb 08
Yes I see what you are saying, the internet news would travel much faster.
@luckyoo7 (94)
• India
23 Feb 08
I watch TV News on night and get informed. If it is a breaking news, friends will give news!
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• United States
23 Feb 08
I'm always the one that ends up telling my friends. Sometimes they all seem to have their heads buried in the sand. LOL.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
23 Feb 08
It has been a long time since i last read a real newspaper... because nowadays i get my news in three ways... the radio in the morning... internet at the office... and the TV at night... newspapers are a little expensive so i opted to get updated the free way... and if i get that urge to read one... i go to a fast food chain... buy breakfast so that i could get my newspaper for free...
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
23 Feb 08
I read the Drudge Report: http://www.drudgereport.com Beyond that hubby or friends tell me what they think I need to know, using by e-mail with a link.
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• United States
23 Feb 08
I never had heard of that before. Thats very interesting and I have bookmarked it. Thanks for sharing.
@sophialin (2678)
• China
23 Feb 08
i get the lattest news through various kinds of channels, including local newspaper i subscribe to, reportage on television, and the updated informations on internet. i pay more attention to local news as it's relative to me. i prefer worldwild news about economy area, as globalization has been in economic area.
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• United States
23 Feb 08
I don't subscribe to the newspaper, but I do listen to the news on television. What surprises me is all the news that I gather from this site, just reading peoples posts.
@youless (92961)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Mar 08
I don't often read the newspaper daily because I haven't enough free time for it. It's very convenient for me to learn the news via the net. Besides, my friends and colleagues often discuss the hot news and I also learn it from them.
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
I usually get the new through the following sources: 1. When I go online, the homepage is at cnn.com so I browse over several topics before actually going to work. 2. We prescribe to the newspaper on specific dates, particularly when we plan to stay home. Like Sundays,etc. 3. There's the television (where I don't usually spend time watching the news since I usually just go watch a movie or something with that). 4. There's the family dinners which keep me updated on topics in our area. 5. There's my grandmother who's more than willing to share some news since she watched the news all day. 6. There's the cab drivers, the puj drivers, the acquaintances and friends. 7. There's the cellphone network who once in a while get to spread news. But I'm not subscribed to those anyhow. So there you have it, my source of news. But I always try my best to stay away from news from time to time. It seems that the more you are in tuned to what is going on to the world, the more you become helpless and depressed. There rarely are news that could boost one's morale now-a-days. It's always been murder here, problems there, and most especially the fact that there are more and more crimes because of teenagers which I really find so shocking. =)
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