21 responses to How do you consume the news?
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    Forest Hazel
    Comment on How do you consume the news? (November 8th, 2012 at 08:27)

    Online, when I read it at all, and that usually is the local news. Everything else is too depressing, usually, or just irrelevant to me.

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    Micheal McEvoy
    Comment on How do you consume the news? (November 8th, 2012 at 08:38)

    Most of my news currently comes from online sources. I do read The Connection and Mennonite World Review in paper form, I find the physical more satisfying, more relaxing and slower. There are several magazines that I read as well.
    After 20 years as a data and network systems programmer, I find a reluctance on my part to spend large amounts of time on-line or even using a computer.

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    Comment on How do you consume the news? (November 8th, 2012 at 09:06)

    As an author, I want to stay up to date on current news, but I have definitely reached the saturation point. Hearing the same thing multiple times doesn’t make me better informed.

    I once had a college professor who claimed we would understand current events more by reading books that newspapers. Interesting idea.

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    Comment on How do you consume the news? (November 8th, 2012 at 09:38)

    I’m a print person. We subscribe to the Washington Post, and I can’t even keep up with that. I don’t like reading on the computer, although the W-Post is trying to encourage its readers to do that. I don’t watch TV news because I need closed captioning, and it doesn’t do live news well.

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    Comment on How do you consume the news? (November 8th, 2012 at 09:40)

    Mine is all online. My Grandma who passed away in 1972 got the Daily Record, The Budget and the Grit.

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      Christine
      Comment on How do you consume the news? (December 8th, 2012 at 15:07)

      Katie Troyer

      I am just a little we behind on my mail, but I saw you mentioned your Grandmother read the Grit. I thought you might be interested in this article from Wikepedia.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grit_%28newspaper%29

      I am from Williamsport, PA where the Grit was originally printed.

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    Annmarie
    Comment on How do you consume the news? (November 8th, 2012 at 09:58)

    I am a news junkie as well…to a fault. I take it in- in all forms…mosly online but I do watch it, listen to it and read it. I honestly think it is a bad thing for me. When we lost power to the storm, although we were cold, I honestly felt relief from not having the desire to see what was GOING ON. We would plug the extension cord into the car and put news on for 1/2 hour(as not to drain car battery) and that was really MORE than enough time to catch up with out it becoming obsessive. I remember we went to church that Saturday after storm and the priest said the loss of electricity really did get us back to a more natural rhythm. I would have to agree. We went to bed so early and 6pm at night felt like 12am. It was a little bit of forced slowing down:)

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      Comment on How do you consume the news? (November 8th, 2012 at 11:54)

      Annmarie I find that is one of the benefits of traveling. Unless you have an iPad or something so you tote the temptation along with you :)

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    New York State of Mind
    Comment on How do you consume the news? (November 8th, 2012 at 12:18)

    I get the newspaper a couple of times a week especially on Sunday because the coupons are in there and I watch the news daily. I don’t think I over do it-but maybe I do.

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    Erin
    Comment on How do you consume the news? (November 8th, 2012 at 12:25)

    I like to read 2 local newspapers online daily. I also get the paper on the weekends because there is usually Ideas or Things to Do around the area.

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    Comment on How do you consume the news? (November 8th, 2012 at 13:16)

    I listen to NPR on the radio and have an online subscription to the New York Times. Every once in a while I take a week of news fasting and have found that the world pretty much keeping turning without me worrying about it at all.

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    Carolyn B
    Comment on How do you consume the news? (November 8th, 2012 at 13:29)

    I get half my news from the internet and the other half from local TV stations’ news.

    The TV I watch until the weather or sports come on unless they have a teaser to something they’ll air in the last 2 minutes of the broadcast.

    If I could afford the $$ and the time to store/recycle, I would love to subscribe to the printed Sunday edition of my local newspaper. That day’s edition has the most fun like a dream home article not to mention the coupons usually enclosed.

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    Linda
    Comment on How do you consume the news? (November 8th, 2012 at 13:55)

    If we take in too much news, then the news may be consuming us. It used to be that news traveled by telegram, telephone, and tell-a-woman!

    I devour news and information about the Amish on Amish America. Even weeks-old BUDGET newspapers usually have some news.

    I read news online and by email. Some religious news is in printed newsletters. For a bite size of general news, I listen by phone to Tell Me, by ABC News Now. The toll-free number for our area is 888-247-2425, “news”, “top stories.”

    NEWS is an abbreviation of N-north,E-east,W-west,S-south.

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    LeeAnn
    Comment on How do you consume the news? (November 8th, 2012 at 17:02)

    Newspapers Sunday and Wed. mostly for coupons, but do read the news. T.V. and some on the internet.

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    Naomi Wilson
    Comment on Alternative sources (November 8th, 2012 at 18:43)

    Alternative sources

    As of the last couple years, my husband and I have almost completely eschewed mainstream media sources, finding them to be contain info that is misleading at best, and downright false at the worst. I follow a few economics-related blogs, and sometimes look at international-based news outlets like RT, The Guardian, and Al Jazeera. The internet can be such a huge distraction and time sink, though. It can get quite addictive. Sometimes it’s nice to know what geographically distant friends and family are up to via facebook. I really want a subscription to The Budget.

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      Lattice
      Comment on How do you consume the news? (November 8th, 2012 at 20:18)

      I agree. I have a tendency to believe that, in order to compete for a reader’s/viewer’s attention, the news content must be exaggerated. So for several years I have not participated. Rarely, a news story will flash on my homepage that I am interested in, so I’ll read the highlight – not the story. The last news story I actually read was when the Penn State tragedy first unfolded.

      I really, really trust in the Apostle Paul’s words from Philippians 4:8 ” Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” (KJV).

      I KNOW that I am a contented person because of it. Maybe I just seem a little simple to others when I cannot intelligently participate in discussions regarding current events.

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    Katrina
    Comment on How do you consume the news? (November 11th, 2012 at 11:03)

    Mainly online, through several websites; local radio stations; and one TV channel that we trust. We ignore the other TV channels.

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    Julie Turner
    Comment on The news... whats that???? (November 13th, 2012 at 18:17)

    The news... whats that????

    I tend to stay away from all the news. I really don’t want to hear all that is sad and depressing in the world.
    It may be a bit naive, but I find it helps me to keep a positive perspective on life, if I just don’t know.

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    Ava
    Comment on Getting News (November 19th, 2012 at 16:14)

    Getting News

    I’ve always liked printed news best. In can’t afford the local daily paper, but I’ll read the local weekly paper, and usually find out everything else by word of mouth, unless something major has occurred. Then I’ll resort to the television news, even though the constant chatter of the anchors and reporters usually gives me a headache! Sometimes I will read online, but rarely.

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