Saturday, October 13, 2012

Saturday Link List - Where do you get your news from?


I just started reading City Room, by Arthur Gelb, about his life at the New York Times newspaper.   Bought the book for my dad one Chanukah; thought he would enjoy.  Mom gave it back to me, a few years ago when she was giving books to her library book sale.  I grew up reading the Times as a kid, living in NJ.  The "Week in Review" might take me the whole weekend to read, but at least I was up on the world news, when I was done.  My sister and I always raced each other to glance over the Book Reviews and "Arts" sections.


Here's their homepage.  They know they're good and are willing to entice you with  an app where you can read 10 free articles each calendar month, as well as unrestricted access to browse the home page, section fronts, blog fronts and Classified.  The NYTimes apps are free to download and install, and they include the Top News sections for free.  Subscribers get unlimited access to all sections 



Other places to get news?  The internet, of course.  I started reading the Daily Kos about ten years ago, when it was brand new.  And I'm glad it survived.  Founded and published by Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, it is the largest progressive community blog in the US.  And real interesting.  Take a look, and see what they're up to.



Of course, if you're a stock market watcher, you might enjoy the Wall Street Journal.  You can get it risk free for 4 weeks; then pay $4.99 / wk.  There's an interactive video app that is designed for the iPhone and iPad


I know I could add many more sites here and some will start name calling.  So, with broken ankle, I will leave it at that and won't get political.  But I'll say, follow the news in the world around you, and look out what's best for your beliefs.  Remember, there is compassion in being informed.  Hope you registered to vote.

8 comments:

Karen S. said...

So many places, but the feed on my computer or the radio in my car is the most widely used-before even getting the paper!

BeadedTail said...

I'm not good at following the news especially lately. It is amazing how available the news is these days.

Rose said...

These days I get most of my news from talk radio shows. It's great to listen while I'm writing in the afternoon. I agree that it's important to stay informed so that you can make a good decision when it's time to vote. So many people can't be bothered to pay attention to what's going on in their own country.

Splendid Little Stars said...

It's very difficult to get objective news. It's good to weigh and consider all you hear, seek the "truth."
I am always impressed, when I meet people from other countries, how much they know about what's going on in the US.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I try to keep up with our local news via the net, but I'll admit I'm terrible about keeping up with world news. I usually skip to the crossword in the newspaper :)

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Good post, Deb! We haven't gotten a local, or any other, newspaper in years. With the two major papers being owned by the same people, they were pretty biased. I like to watch World News Tonight, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and the Rachel Maddow show. Plus our local news. Hubby also reads the Washington Post on the internet.
With so many ways of getting the news these days, you'd have to live in a cave not to hear or read something!!

Kathleen said...

My news comes from the radio and the internet. I don't watch TV - and I avoid all snarky reporting. It annoys me. *roflol*

tamdoll said...

Thanks for the link to the Daily Kos! I think I'm going to like reading that more often. I read the WSJ delivered at home, the local weekly papers, glance the Yahoo front page each day & listen to the local radio stations to get my news.

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