Sunday, February 25, 2007

Question for the peanut gallery:

Where d'you get your news, primarily? (Yeah, it's a bit of a poll-esque question, but it's just for my own curiosity's sake).

23 comments:

kh said...

Newspapers (Times, Post, FT), internet (other papers’ websites, specialist sites), news compilations my partner (who works for the govt) brings home. Other, mostly non-daily sources of political information/commentary (magazines, blogs, etc) I count separately, even if they publish reported articles. The border between news & non-news isn't sharp. About 33% inky paper, 66% electrons.

Alon Levy said...

Google News, mostly, and links I follow from blogs. I sometimes check the websites of big news sites like CNN or NYTimes, but only sometimes. The only time I ever get news from non-internet sources is when I see a CNN headline on the TV screen that overlooks a lobby I pass on the way from home to the math department building.

nezua limón xolagrafik-jonez said...

couple hundred saved feeds in an RSS reader. customized google search feeds, AP wire feeds, various spanish language feeds, customized and saved blog search term feeds, etc.

Faith said...

I search Google news for articles on rape, sexual abuse, feminism, etc. I also get news from AOL and Yahoo, and other blogs, of course.

R. Mildred said...

New scientist mainly. Also sometimes I use the economist/WSJ to increase my bloodpressure and keep my hatred for economists fresh, sometimes there is even interesting news in them, though that's not why I read them, for actually interesting and not horribly biased news I read NS, it at least accepts global warming as a reality that needs dealing with.

sometimes the bbc website if I'm desperate.

Newspapers (Times, Post, FT)

the fortean times?

kh said...

fortean times?

I'm soured. They cover shit up all the way to the top.

kactus said...

blogs. I don't watch the news except to check on the weather. fuck the news!

R. Mildred said...

blogs. I don't watch the news except to check on the weather. fuck the news!

Could you imagine FOXweather?

"And in the midwest there'll be light scatterings of terrorism and immigrants, while the coasts will be seeing light to intermittent rains of God's Righteous Anger upon the sinners... and now a clsoer look at the recent gale force homosexual marriage in massechusetts..."

Alon Levy said...

Oh, I forgot: when I check my mail on Yahoo, I look at the Yahoo headlines and read the stories that look interesting.

Renegade Evolution said...

ABC, CNN, Google, the Smoking Gun

Stroll said...

Websites, including blogs. I too use the Yahoo feed that comes with logging in to email. Also, I have a crystal ball.

Veronica said...

Feeds.

And, The Daily Show.

Alex said...

I scan the headlines of the NYT e-mail and Google news items, watch The Daily Show, www.aldaily.com, and count on my friendslist for the rest.

Unsane said...

Internet primarily -- and then terror-vision.

Clampett said...

Hells yeah, I'm peanut material:

um..'news' is a normative construct that defines a top-down dissemination of information. (see the work of E.L Bernays & Walther Lippmann)

For example, when my buddy **** ****** the drug dealer (heh, I'll keep his criminal ass anonymouse) aquired an AR15 it was news to me, to say the least.

er...to answer you in a forward fashion:

foriegn affairs, the People's daily, the Hindu, the BBC, foxnews, nbcnews,CNN, the guardian, aljazzera, haaretz daily, Clarin, Jornal do Brasil,CBC news & Afrol news.

(I read each looking to learn more about bias than news..comparing and contrasting their coverage of the same story)

Zan said...

I get all my news online. I used to work for a newpaper, so they're my second choice. Television? HA. As I said, having worked at a newspaper and seeing how television covers the same stories I did? There is NO way I trust television news coverage. None. The holes are gaping and there's zero indepth reporting.

antiprincess said...

you.

JackGoff said...

Lessee, Google News, Yahoo News, CNN online (so I can laugh at them), the Onion (informative it is I swear =^), NY Times (which I get in the mail), and Time Magazine (again, so I can laugh at them).

Deoridhe said...

Metafilter, blogs in general, and morning radio. When I find the time, the morning BBC news and Jon Stewart.

I keep swearing I'll read more news, but every time I do I end up feeling depressed. 8(

Rosie said...

I remain stubbornly faithful to my former employer, CNN. I'm not sure if it's just because it was my homepage for so long while I was working there, but I still keep it as my homepage. Other than that, I watch the Daily Show just to see what screwups are out there in the world and balance everything out with Brit newspapers. If you really want to get the news in this country you have to go abroad. That's nothing new. Our "free" press doesn't have an adversarial enough relationship with our government.

I Don't Need A Cool Name said...

I've had a subscription to Time Magazine since I was 12, so I'm totally loyal to that (I lurk this blog and many other feminist ones btw, but this is my first comment on any)

belledame222 said...

well, welcome, and thanks for delurking. There's an introductions thread in the sidebar if you're so inclined...

I used to subscribe to Newsweek, ages ago, but haven't really cracked any of the major weeklies in a while. i have a subscription to Harper's now; it'd be swell if i ever actually got around to, like, reading the last three issues i got...

Anonymous said...

CBC.ca, mostly.