I would sit down with the newspaper and sip coffee in the morning like the cliche says I should, I just don’t have time. And I would watch network news and extract my own non-bias view of the news from that, but I don’t even have a TV. So digital news is the easiest and most accessible way for me to know what’s going on in the world. This doesn’t mean that it’s the best way, clearly you can’t believe everything you read on the internet. But no matter how childish or naive or silly the news source may be, they’re all somewhat useful in an attempt to be a moderately educated human.
- One news source that seems to be pitched directly to me is Yahoo News. It’s so easily accessible every time I open my email with the perfect amount of eye catching headline and graphic image to make me want to click and read more. The purpose of their news articles isn’t to go into a scientific jaunt, rather to
- A news source that is too easy for me and is maybe designed for less news literate people is Buzzfeed. I do think that the approach Buzzfeed takes to addressing certain topics is fun and obviously very successful, but it takes away from it being a quality/sophisticated news source if that is the goal.
- A news source that is beyond me is the Wall Street Journal, not because the content is necessarily too sophisticated but because there are so many articles on so many topics that it becomes too hard for me to sort through on my own and find what’s most relevant.