News? How do you get it?
When I was a kid/young adult, newspapers were the go-to source for news. I have to admit, the comics were usually the first section I turned to, but I generally knew about what was going on in the world.
Today I get my news from my MSN homepage. The only problem, it's not very indepth. I've recently caught myself saying in conversations, "I saw something about that." The only problem is, that's it. I don't have a lot of information, thus, I don't have an informed opinion.
I also listen to news radio when my kids aren't in the car. I listen to a local station, but their news cycle is repeated hourly. Again, I'm just skimming for news, but not getting any meat.
Even though we don't have tv in our home, I did watch several of the GOP debates. I purposefully watched online so I could have an informed opinion regarding my choice for a candidate.
I have to admit, I read more blogs (love you bloggy friends) and WonderWall (MSN's celebrity gossip site) than I do anything resembling hard hitting news. Over Lent I gave up the celebrity reading and to be honest, I felt the void. Now that I'm back to reading who's dating who, who's finally getting married, etc I can honestly say I wish I'd never returned. I could be doing something more profitable.
I would prefer to not spend money getting news (ie newspapers that stack up), but I would love to change up how I'm getting information about the world.
So...how do you get news? Any tips?