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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Tricia's thread got me wondering where people get their news?

Tricia delineated all the sources she gets her information from in order to get a complete picture of the news. I so the same, albeit abbreviated compared with hers. It's hard, IMO, to get the real news because every source has their slant, and some of them are quite hard to spot.

I hope I got everything covered in here. Of course, comments are welcome.
post #2 of 25
I watch and listen to Jim Lehrer hour. I trust him.

I watch some local news and I read sfgate.com which is the page for the san francisco chronicle.

I dont' have cable except for basic so I couldn't watch Bill Oreilly if I wanted to.
post #3 of 25
Mainly the local newspaper and actually the local radio stations usually have some kind of blurb about the lastest news that I might follow up on via the Internet.

I also watch a little Fox News but am getting rid of cable this week so that will change soon.
post #4 of 25
My main sources are CBC radio and on-line (including email newsletter digests several times a day with links to the stories). I try to catch the TV (National and Local) news on CTV at bedtime, but often don't get there in time. We don't subscribe to any daily newspapers anymore, because it's a lot of paper for a little reading, and instead pick one up if there's something particular we want to follow. In that case, it could be the Vancouver Sun or one of the Nationals -- National Post or Globe and Mail -- depending on the story.

Thank you for acknowledging this forum as a potential news source in the poll. It's hardly the definitive source, but there have been times something has turned up here sooner than I heard it otherwise, so to that extent I do consider it one of my sources. It also has the added benefit of drawing on a wide body of opinion/experience, and thus adding perspectives that one might not ordinarily encounter.
post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by valanhb
Tricia's thread got me wondering where people get their news?

Tricia delineated all the sources she gets her information from in order to get a complete picture of the news. I so the same, albeit abbreviated compared with hers. It's hard, IMO, to get the real news because every source has their slant, and some of them are quite hard to spot.

I hope I got everything covered in here. Of course, comments are welcome.
I can't afford a newspaper or local TV channels so I get my news from the news on AOL!
post #6 of 25
I usually log on to cnn.com when I get up/throughout the day for info.

Other than that, I work for a local TV news station so I don't want to hear anymore! And I did vote that I got some of my info from local news stations because I work for one, but in all honesty I try to tune them out!
post #7 of 25
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Originally Posted by rapunzel47
...Thank you for acknowledging this forum as a potential news source... It also has the added benefit of drawing on a wide body of opinion/experience, and thus adding perspectives that one might not ordinarily encounter.
post #8 of 25
I get mine from the Headline news channel, which is a subsidiary of CNN. It's easy to leave it on while I'm getting ready for school or work, and I leave it on during the day for the cats while I'm gone.
post #9 of 25
I get my news from the local station here in town and TCS IMO form and CNN and MSNBC
post #10 of 25
You forgot BBC!
post #11 of 25
I get a lot of news from National Public Radio and Pacifica Radio. Otherwise weblogs and IMO, newspapers -- usually the L.A. Times and newsmagazines. I also read the tabloids like the Weekly Sun because they always have the latest on when the world is ending!
post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by yayi
You forgot BBC!
Ack!! You're right! How did I manage to forget that?!?!
post #13 of 25
I don't listen to the news much when it come to things in Iraq. I think reporters are crooked no matter how kind and nice they are... and they don't always get the information right. EX: The local paper said that my husbands unit was going to delpoy in June and they are due to deploy sometime in the FALL. Big difference...

When it comes to things that aren't about the war I like the local news and CNN/FOX news. CNN seems to aim more dem and FOX more rep. It makes a nice ballance. While CNN reported mostly about Kerry (as I found) FOX was reporting favorable to Bush. While I had already voted a month before the election (abesntee ballot) it was still good to see what 'both sides' were doing.

I'm also an avid court tv fan.
post #14 of 25
You're poll is missing THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART! That's my favourite "news" show....I also watch local news on occasion, plus cp24 (24 hr channel) and cbcnewsworld.
post #15 of 25
I meant "your" not "you're"....geez....
it wouldn't let me edit...
post #16 of 25
I listen to NPR a lot, but it's not on the list and watch the BBC world news. I also check online news sources such as Yahoo and Reuters.
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by tuxedokitties
I listen to NPR a lot, but it's not on the list and watch the BBC world news. I also check online news sources such as Yahoo and Reuters.
I watch BBC also, I don't regularly but when I do I find it very good. It's about the story, not about who is reporting it.
post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by valanhb
Tricia's thread got me wondering where people get their news?

Tricia delineated all the sources she gets her information from in order to get a complete picture of the news. I so the same, albeit abbreviated compared with hers. It's hard, IMO, to get the real news because every source has their slant, and some of them are quite hard to spot.

I hope I got everything covered in here. Of course, comments are welcome.
I should have pointed out in the other thread that my job also forces me to read a lot of newspapers and magazines. We don't use books to teach translators' classes, but articles focusing on international current events. I really don't know why my husband spends all evening watching news - habit, I guess, or he learned it from my father, who always listened to 24-hour news on the radio, and later had CNN on around the clock (literally - he would turn the volume down while he slept, but left it on, just in case he woke up .)

BBC is excellent, IMO.
post #19 of 25
The poll results are interesting. Of the 25 respondents thus far, I'm apparently the only one who reads a "national" newspaper. I have to conclude that the reasons are that: 1) the only print versions of U.S. newspapers I have access to here in Europe are of the NY Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the International Herald Tribune, and 2) since I live abroad, local U.S. news is of less interest to me than national or international news.
CNN is a major source of news for ex-pats, since it is available, as "CNN International", virtually all over the world, and has local language subsidiaries. CNBC is also widely available, but concentrates on business news. Ditto "Bloomberg News", to a lesser extent.
I used to be able to watch "Faux News" (sorry, couldn't resist) and Britain's "Sky News", but had our cable "package" altered a while back in a fit of temper over what I considered biased reporting.
post #20 of 25
I get my news from a variety of sources. I live on the same property as my parents and grandparents and am in and out of their house all day and each one has on a different news stations. I actually like to hear different versions of the same story. Each network has different views and I find if I compare stories the truth is usually right in the middle.
post #21 of 25
I get my news from the local news show and the local newspaper.
post #22 of 25
I rarely miss the Daily Show - comedy news at its finest. There are 4 public radio stations that broadcast around town that I listen to (including NPR). I quit watching most TV news stations but will occasionally watch BBC and CNN.

My favorite is the blogger sites. My husband runs one so I'm biased (Marge will love it and Heidi will hate it). He tries to pull obscure news articles from all over the world so its sort of a one stop shop for me.

The Daily Show had a guest on the other night that wrote a book called "Bad News" that sounded interesting - about the incompetance of most news organizations these days. I'm going to order it and read it.
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by Leli
You're poll is missing THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART! That's my favourite "news" show.
Mine too! AMEN AMEN AMEN!!!!
post #24 of 25
Msnbc
post #25 of 25
I usually get mine from Fox news or the newspaper
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