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View Poll Results: What is Your Main Source of Receiving News?
Newspaper 6 7.79%
Watch tv 12 15.58%
Read news on the internet 53 68.83%
Watch videos on the internet 0 0%
Listen to the radio 2 2.60%
Not interested in the news 4 5.19%
Voters: 77. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-16-2014, 03:02 PM
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Location: 3rd rock from a nearby star
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Drudgereport, Democracynow, Newsbytes, Climatedepot, Weather.gov and their many links are the main first thing in the morning sources for me.
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:07 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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I wish I'd been able to list more than one. I listed TV. My second choice would have been newspaper.

I understand now, after reading where many get their news from, why so many threads seem to be a contest over who can bring the most stupid to them.
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Old 04-16-2014, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I prefer to read it on the internet, because, if it's interesting or relevant to me, I can quickly search for other sources and more information.
This^^^ and I can also pick and choose what stories I feel are worth reading, skipping those that are of no interest to me.

For example I would likely read a story that took place at a business I frequent but pass on the story about a man suing a neighbor for cutting down his tree.

If all TV news was actually NEWS I might be inclined to watch but at this point I'd much rather stick to the internet.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:04 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I didn't vote. I stopped watching the news on television the day it was reported that Susan Smith not only lied about being carjacked in the middle of the road but actually allowed her vehicle to go into the water with her young children strapped inside. That was my "line in the sand" and I just couldn't endure the horror of the news any longer. I reasoned that I would hear anything *major* (ie. Martians land on Earth, zombie attack, etc.) from people at work or friends. Now, I'm under medical care so I spend more time on the internet. I try to avoid the horror stories as much as possible but it's harder with how quickly news travels and "Alerts" on so many web pages.

I'm not sure if we have more crime, craziness and chaos now or if we just know about it because of world wide web. Either way, it's troubling.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Up North in God's Country
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I didn't vote. I stopped watching the news on television the day it was reported that Susan Smith not only lied about being carjacked in the middle of the road but actually allowed her vehicle to go into the water with her young children strapped inside. That was my "line in the sand" and I just couldn't endure the horror of the news any longer. I reasoned that I would hear anything *major* (ie. Martians land on Earth, zombie attack, etc.) from people at work or friends. Now, I'm under medical care so I spend more time on the internet. I try to avoid the horror stories as much as possible but it's harder with how quickly news travels and "Alerts" on so many web pages.

I'm not sure if we have more crime, craziness and chaos now or if we just know about it because of world wide web. Either way, it's troubling.
Oh, mjd07, I so know what you are saying and feeling. There have been times that I have just had to turn off the news or flip channels because of the horror involved in the news.

I really feel that we need a "Good News Network" that discusses the good things that people do and the happy news in the world. I know that I'm not the only one who feels that way. I do watch the news, but occasionally, I just have to turn it off.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, OH
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I like Google News because I can see the same story as presented by different news sources. Amazing how differently the same event can be portrayed.
Yup, this is what I use as well. Though I still like to get the newspaper on Sunday or anytime a major event happens.
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Old 04-16-2014, 08:51 PM
 
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Include me with those people who get most of their news through digital media. I stopped watching television news, including cable news, some time during the Bush administration (except for election night coverage--but next time it's going to be C-SPAN). We have subscriptions to the NYT and the WP; but I routinely check digital versions of papers that allow a certain number of free articles per month. In a given week, I read parts of the LA Times, Globe and Mail, Seattle Times, the Guardian, and so on.

I also enjoy the more in-depth articles offered on Longform, and various other magazines. We also have a few subscriptions to hard copy journals, like The Economist.

I really prefer outlets that include a good deal of world news, versus a U.S.-centric focus.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I read the news on the Internet. I have 3 different websites that I usually visit daily. However, I read the local news online and in the paper format.
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Jensen Beach, FL
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Thumbs up Google News/various sources

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I like Google News because I can see the same story as presented by different news sources. Amazing how differently the same event can be portrayed.
Yes I like this too it is the only way to discern what is truly happening
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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