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View Poll Results: Where do you get your news?
Daily Newspaper, either dead-tree or on line 25 45.45%
Broadcast TV Network -- CBS, NBC, BBC, PBS 15 27.27%
Cable news network -- CNN, Fox, MSNBC 10 18.18%
Social Media -- Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, ISF 26 47.27%
Other internet sources 42 76.36%
Sources outside your country 25 45.45%
Government sources 12 21.82%
The Planet Xians beam it directly into my head 5 9.09%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 21st January 2023, 11:17 AM   #1
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Where do you get your news?

Kind of USA-centric I suppose, but others welcome.
What are your primary and secondary sources for what's going on in the world?

Multi-vote enabled.
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Old 21st January 2023, 11:24 AM   #2
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https://www.sbs.com.au/news
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Old 21st January 2023, 12:00 PM   #3
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Mostly from CNN.com. But if something really catches my attention, I try to find as many versions of the story as I can to get alternate viewpoints or additional information.
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Old 21st January 2023, 12:04 PM   #4
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I generally catch wind of a story on social media or whatnot and then search more legitimate news sources for confirmation.
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Here and the BBC mostly.
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Originally Posted by The Don View Post
Here and the BBC mostly.
I counted here as social media, which it kinda is.
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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander View Post
All of the above plus:

https://slashdot.org (which is a news aggregator/commentary site)
(With a particular focus: 'news for nerds and stuff that matters')
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Old 21st January 2023, 03:22 PM   #13
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Ars Technica, El Reg, PBS, and skim local TV website for local news.
Oh, and here for the weird stuff.
Any ads and I'll do without.
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Very similar to most people, BBC website, Radio 4, The Guardian, Indie and I use Google News for my tech news and stories.
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ABC News Australian TV and website/app.
BBC News app. This sends notifications of breaking stories.
Associated Press app.
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Google News app.
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Old 21st January 2023, 04:13 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by The Don View Post
Here and the BBC mostly.
Originally Posted by Upchurch View Post
I counted here as social media, which it kinda is.
Which is why I included ISF in the "social media" poll option!
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Forgot to mention, I listen to a lot of NPR.
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Dang, I forgot radio altogether! And it's a significant source of "information" for quite a lot of people!

ETA: Incidentally, my votes were "cable news" and "social media". The former because my wife has them on 24/7 (ok, I exagerate) and the latter because I spend too much time here.
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Out of force of habit, mostly Memeorandum. It was originally a news aggregator that focused on showing which stories were being covered by which (political) bloggers, but nowadays with the blogs being less of a factor it mostly shows which stories are being covered by the various news sites.
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Dang, I forgot radio altogether! And it's a significant source of "information" for quite a lot of people!
I forgot about radio.
I keep my car radio on NPR.
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Old 21st January 2023, 09:26 PM   #21
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I often start with Google News.

https://news.google.com/home?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US:en
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Old 22nd January 2023, 12:36 AM   #22
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The Graun for international news.
The Journal (website) for Irish news and RT… radio 1 for more indepth stuff and analysis.
I will also read articles recommended by posters whose intelligence is demonstrated.
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Old 22nd January 2023, 10:40 AM   #23
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Mostly from articles posted to r/politics, r/technology and r/science with supplementation from various other places like social media, npr, this forum, and satire and comedy shows like the daily show and last week tonight.
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Old 22nd January 2023, 12:26 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Upchurch View Post
I generally catch wind of a story on social media or whatnot and then search more legitimate news sources for confirmation.
Pretty much this. Youtube, Twitter & ISF mostly. Plus radio news/James O'Brien on LBC.

Mind you my news feed on Youtube is mostly legitimate UK news sources (newspapers & TV channels. Not GBeebies etc)
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Mostly internet- Guardian, BBC, social media (Twitter and Reddit plus here of course), other websites generally and of course certain You Tube channels.

Biggest ommisikn from the poll is radio and podcasts
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Old 22nd January 2023, 01:02 PM   #26
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For US news, I usually start on YouTube with Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, Trevor Noah (I wish Jon Stewart would return now that TN has left) and then move on to CNN and MSNBC and whatever else pops up on YouTube.
I subscribe to WP.
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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander View Post
These two, mainly. Also https://the-riotact.com/ for local news. Social media in general, primarily Facebook, is my least reliable source.

For American politics specifically, Colbert and Seth Myers are my primary go-to sources.
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Old 23rd January 2023, 08:47 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by dann View Post
For US news, I usually start on YouTube with Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, Trevor Noah (I wish Jon Stewart would return now that TN has left) and then move on to CNN and MSNBC and whatever else pops up on YouTube.
I subscribe to WP.
Just in case you didn't know this already.

Jon Stewart does interviews and discussions now on his podcast called "The Problem With Jon Stewart". I watch them on YouTube occasionally and they have some pretty good discussions.
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Would Fox News fall under the Planet X category?
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I generally catch wind of a story on social media or whatnot and then search more legitimate news sources for confirmation.
While I use social media for my news, I do have a few select sources there that I trust, I don't just take news from some random.
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I counted here as social media, which it kinda is.
Despite its sober face, this forum is definitely social media or a species thereof.
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Ars Technica, El Reg, PBS, and skim local TV website for local news.
Oh, and here for the weird stuff.
Any ads and I'll do without.
I use an adblocker, as ads are frequently host to viruses and badware.
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Originally Posted by Nosi View Post
Despite its sober face, this forum is definitely social media or a species thereof.
Which is why I specifically included it in the Social Media poll option!
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Radio should have been in the poll.

For me, NPR and the local "newsradio" KYW. Also right here- when circumstances allow me to spend time looking at the forum.
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Old 25th January 2023, 05:31 PM   #35
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For US news, I usually start on YouTube with Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel, Trevor Noah
These guys plus the Young Turks and their spin-offs. And my local NPR radio affiliate, which has at least two hours of BBC a day. BBC website to check details. Local TV station site. And here.
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Do any of you watch Newsnation?
Because my wife does. A lot. It's supposed to be a really neutral site. Ok, then.
Anchors are pretty much folks formerly with, or fired from other cable networks. Like Chris Cuomo, because hey, since my brother is a serial sexual harasser, why not do a segment with Billo Reilly?
Since they have limited resources, they focus on: Idaho Murders, thought winding down now. Border Crisis!! Crisis!!!! And I forget what else.
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Fox News then....
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Newspaper, social media (especially for specific events) government for statistics

And the one I didn't see mentioned - radio news in my case BBC World Service in preference to Radio 4
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The Guardian online mainly via their app.
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France24 English TV- great for news around the world
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