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What source(s) do you use to get your news and information?

Asked by SquirrelEStuff (9168points) February 12th, 2008
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gooch's avatar

My homepage on the Internet which is bellsouth.net

heyu1021's avatar

I love current.com for interesting “pods” from the US and around the world. I also visit CNN daily.

istand1337's avatar

CNN is my homepage.

Great way to start the internet – see the headlines, maybe read an article or two.

artemisdivine's avatar

here are some of my faves…dont hate me cause i love knowledge…

“Since 1995, refdesk indexes quality, credible and timely resources that are free and family-friendly http://www.refdesk.com/

Wall Street Executive Library http://www.executivelibrary.com/
The Executive’s Internet http://www.ceoexpress.com/default.asp
Dictionaries and Encyclopedia http://www.incominglinks.com/Reference/

Top Advertising and Marketing Professionals Share Their Online Research Strategies
http://www.infotoday.com/supersearchers/ssoma.htm

Best Free Reference Web Sites from the American Library Association RUSA report
http://www.dupage88.net/aths/resources/AT%20MCweb02/BestWebsites/indexBestWeb.htm

Designed for busy journalists http://www.journalistexpress.com/
Reporter’s Desktop http://www.reporter.org/desktop/
Journalist Express: News and research portal for reporters http://sights.ws/Journalistexpress.com

Larry Smith’s Bookmarks 60 Sites in 60 Minutes
From the 101st Annual Colorado Bar Association Convention
http://www.cobar.org/index.cfm/ID/519/subID/2345/dplpm/60-Sites-in-60-Minutes——101st-Annual-Colorado-Bar-Association-Convention——1999/

News, Newspapers, Magazines, Business News
http://guide.returnist.com/#news

Alef Arts Letters Esoterica Filosofy – News
http://www.alef.net/default.asp?MetaLink=News

SEARCH ENGINES FOR QUALITY WEB SITES
http://www.accd.edu/sac/library/faculty/deosdade/SEARCHEN.HTM

Bookmarks – News
http://www.scsjobs.com/Bookmarks1.htm

International Association of Business Professionals – Business Resources:
http://iaaplehighvalley.org/Default.aspx?tabid=76

News and Newspapers http://www.lib.utexas.edu/news/index.html

News and Other Media SELECTED SOURCES FOR NON-LEGAL RESEARCH
http://www.slaw.neu.edu/library/nonlegal.htm

Here they are… all 400+ Web sites included in the pages of Winning Clients in a Wired World. (The list is checked continuously and updated quarterly).
http://www.winningclientsinawiredworld.com/links.php

The News Net Top 20 brings you the pick of the most popular and highest-rating sites for news on the Net today
http://www.cnn.com/
http://cbsnews.com/
http://abcnews.go.com/
http://news.google.com/
http://www.reuters.com/
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/
http://www.worldnews.com/
http://www.msnbc.com/
http://www.foxnews.com/
http://www.usatoday.com/
http://cbc.ca/news/
http://www.time.com/time/
http://www.ap.org/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/
http://newslink.org/
http://www.nytimes.com/
http://www.emergency.com/ennday.htm
http://www.consortiumnews.com/
http://newsdirectory.com/

via http://news.nettop20.com/

These are the first-thing-in-the-morning sites that keep us informed on what’s going on in the world.

http://www.cnn.com/
http://www.digg.com/
http://www.fark.com/
http://www.gawker.com
http://www.guardian.co.uk/
http://www.npr.org/
http://www.nytimes.com/
http://www.theonion.com/
http://www.slate.com/
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/

VIA http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2168756,00.asp

The Library of Congress >> Especially for Researchers >> Research Centers
Current News Services
http://www.loc.gov/rr/news/lists.html

6268 relevant news sites in alphabetic order.
http://www.newsknife.com/online_news_review_3.html

Every month we rate the world’s top news sites for quality (how), to help news sites improve their performance at Google News.
http://www.newsknife.com/

The New York Times Newsroom Navigator Collections for Journalists
The Reference Desk Searching the Net? Here Are Places to Start
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/technology/cybertimesnavigator/index.html

Best Alternative News Links http://www.alternativenews.net/
The Newspaper of Capital Hill Since 1955 http://www.rollcall.com/
Major News Wires http://www.worldnetdaily.com/Major%20News%20Wires

Other News Services http://www.worldnetdaily.com/Other%20News%20Services

NEWS YOU WONT FIND ON CNN OR FOX NEWS
Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In U.S. War On Iraq “1,173,743”
Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In U.S. War And Occupation Of Iraq 3,959
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/

The Best of Eyetrack III:
What We Saw When We Looked Through Their Eyes
News websites have been with us for about a decade, and editors and designers still struggle with many unanswered questions: Is homepage layout effective? ... What effect do blurbs on the homepage have compared to headlines? ... When is multimedia appropriate? ... Are ads placed where they will be seen by the audience?
http://poynterextra.org/eyetrack2004/main.htm

vanguardian's avatar

Since I mostly use my iPhone, I have to say foxnews.com. It has the best iPhone enabled news site in my opinion. Other sources, NYC papers.

Spargett's avatar

I use the SFGate/Chronicle for my local news, NY Times for the great writing, and the BBC Americas for the facts. It’s a crime to report the news unfactually in the UK = NO LIES.

Something Fox (Faux) News knows nothing of.

vanguardian's avatar

Oh it didn’t take long for a rascally little liberal to come up with a clever one. The New York Times is one most slanted papers & I thought you were smart enough to not have the ole “BBC Facts” wool over my eyes. See the difference is, I will admit that there is a media bias on all fronts and you will never get unbiased opinions. You think that only the conservative outlets are biased, but the rest are fair. Don’t you think that you’re being a tad bit naive?

ccatron's avatar

geez, artemisdivine, how do you have the time to look at all of those sites? and wouldn’t you end up seeing the same stuff?

Spargett's avatar

@vanguardian

I go to the NY Times for their non-political writing. I really like the interesting stories they find on topics I normally wouldn’t read about. And I don’t think I’m being naive. I understand that all media will have a bias, but it’s widely accepted that FOX pulls some crazy s**t, on a pretty consistent basis. Not to mention all the Jerry Springer style garbage they put on the front page.

In any case, to each his own. And there’s no need for name calling. Nothing I did was rascally nor am I little.

SquirrelEStuff's avatar

I listen to alot of talk radio. I listen to POTUS 08 on XM, in the morning I flip through Bill Bennett, Bill Press, Alex Bennett and Mike Church, all on Sirius. In the afternoon, I listen to Thom Hartmann, Ed Schultz, and very little Sean Hannity( just to see what propaganda he is spreading).

I get my news, mostly from the internet, via Rawstory.com, Commondreams.org, Cnn.com, NJ.com, and alot of my so called “conspiracy theories,’’ come from Prisonplanet.com. For those of you who have heard of Alex Jones, he is a little too extreme for me, but his website prisonplanet.com has alot of articles from various major news sites throughout the country supporting alot of his claims. I dont trust any of the articles that him or his partners write without proof from somewhere else too. Alot of his theories do seem to be taking place.

SquirrelEStuff's avatar

http://youtube.com/watch?v=8JESZiLpBLE

A very surprising story that Fox News did September 2006. This should be covered every day. I am no fan of fox at all, but this was a great story that was an hour long documentary on HBO called Hacking Democracy.

I actually refuse to watch fox no matter what is on. I used to love alot of their shows, but gave it up. I also got rid of myspace. This is worth taking a look at though.

breedmitch's avatar

Web: NYTimes
TV: The News Hour with Jim Lerher. (PBS)

vanguardian's avatar

@spargett

Fair enough. By the way, the name calling was meant in a playful way.

mcbealer's avatar

http://www.drudgereport.com

Although I don’t agree with Matt Drudge’s politics, his site breaks many headlines 1–3 days before “network news” here in the States, and offers a glimpse at the international opinion of our foreign policy.

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