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I'm just curious: where do you all get your daily digest of the news? And what sections do you read?

I'm a CNN fan myself
 

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news.google.com as my homepageand the Wall Street Journal delivered to my house. Gallup.com is good too for those that have a perverse enjoyment of numbers.
 

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I read yahoo finance and political news. I scroll down to see if any other headlines catch my attention, but I generally don't read much of the other sections.

Bloomberg is pretty good too.
 

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I'm just curious: where do you all get your daily digest of the news? And what sections do you read?

I'm a CNN fan myself
I read NY Times online. Good stuff, I peruse mostly everything.:thumbup:
 

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BBC headlines off of the firefox toolbars is my source. I never trusted any mainstream outlets (including the BBC) and do not understand how anyone could. CNN, MSNBC, etc are all a joke of course. I credit CBS for occasionally offering some investigative journalism without fear of repercussion from powerful interest groups.

Digg.com and Reddit.com are good for getting actual analyses on topics. Honestly I don't know what journalism majors learn these days - as the field is all but dead.
 

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I read OMG! On yahoo for all the important news.

Oh you meant "intelligent" news...
 

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Reddit is awesome, but also CNN, BBC, and al jazeera.
 

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BBC for life. American news outlets are embarrassing these days.
 

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news.google.com is my homepage. I also look at nytimes.com and the Economist. When I'm at school I read the Wall Street Journal or New York Times occasionally since they are free on campus.
 
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BBC and CNN mostly.

If you're a liberal like me, Huffington Post is a great source of news - it does not claim to be neutral, unlike some other MSM outlets that claim to be "fair and balanced"

The only thing I like about MSNBC is Keith Olbermann.
 
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I usually use yahoo news or NY Times. But there is another good place out there called drudgereport.com. You all should check it out. Has a hella lot of news.
 

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I'm surprised that not more people read NY Times.
 

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I'm surprised that not more people read NY Times.
Why? I honestly can't name anyone I know who reads the NY times...even friends I know from NY barely take a look at it.
 

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Why? I honestly can't name anyone I know who reads the NY times...even friends I know from NY barely take a look at it.
How come? It's a great read, especially the Opinion section.
 

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How come? It's a great read, especially the Opinion section.
that is if you like a liberal opinion on every possible issue. i try to see issues from both sides, but it's just absurd how every single editorial in NYT is uncompromisingly liberal. i prefer wall street journal. newspapers are dying anyways -- nytimes is teetering on bankruptcy and selling all its assets to make ends meet.

instapundit.com and powerlineblog.com all day for quality.
 

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that is if you like a liberal opinion on every possible issue. i try to see issues from both sides, but it's just absurd how every single editorial in NYT is uncompromisingly liberal. i prefer wall street journal. newspapers are dying anyways -- nytimes is teetering on bankruptcy and selling all its assets to make ends meet.

instapundit.com and powerlineblog.com all day for quality.
Someone watches too much of Fox News.
 

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WOAH THERE. msnbc is awesome. Don't tell me you didn't see that bit where a prisoner showed us how to make a weapon out of a roll of tiolet paper and a plastic cup.
 
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that is if you like a liberal opinion on every possible issue. i try to see issues from both sides, but it's just absurd how every single editorial in NYT is uncompromisingly liberal. i prefer wall street journal. newspapers are dying anyways -- nytimes is teetering on bankruptcy and selling all its assets to make ends meet.

instapundit.com and powerlineblog.com all day for quality.
Because, of course, the WSJ always give both sides of every issue. There is little doubt that the NYT has a liberal bias, but it is much more to the center than the WSJ could ever be.
 

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While it isn't "reading" I obsessively listen to NPR.

Then when I heard something that interests me I'll search the story online.
 

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Because, of course, the WSJ always give both sides of every issue. There is little doubt that the NYT has a liberal bias, but it is much more to the center than the WSJ could ever be.
i disagree. i think both are on their wings. nothing is center, really.
 

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For the shear amount of topics covered and for fairly good insight (and usually good writing), the NY Times is hard to beat. Their website is also fairly well designed, so you can browse through specific sections relatively easily.

For a more international perspective and for issues that are sometimes on the backpages of major papers, the Christian Science Monitor is great (http://www.csmonitor.com/). They're not a religious paper and they're also one of the few papers that the CIA uses to find out about interesting news.

For in depth articles on various issues and for excellent analysis (e.g. the now infamous - in a good way - Atul Gawande article) I recommend the New Yorker (http://www.newyorker.com/).

Finally, the Economist is one of the few news magazines that a lot of experts still consider as providing fairly decent analysis (http://www.economist.com/). I think you need a subscription for some content, but your school library almost certainly has a subscription. Or you can just buy it (its worth the price).
 

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I have a subscription to the Economist. They are lying untouched in a big pile somewhere... I just feel like reading fiction now, and kinda busy.

I like The Onion, but I don't think that counts...
 

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That way I read ALL of the sources and get can multiple angles to a story.
 

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Also, Washington Post also has some good stuff. Just too many damn ads on their site.
 

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I watch NBC nightly news, read my city's daily newspaper (front section and science section on whatever day that is, plus if anything on the front page of the other sections I'll read those), US Weekly (hey, it's still news. plus a lot of pictures), and I do the crossword from the New York Times monday through Wednesday. Thursday/friday are too hard.
 

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I watch NBC nightly news, read my city's daily newspaper (front section and science section on whatever day that is, plus if anything on the front page of the other sections I'll read those), US Weekly (hey, it's still news. plus a lot of pictures), and I do the crossword from the New York Times monday through Wednesday. Thursday/friday are too hard.
Ditto on NBC Nightly News & local papers (SJ/SF) daily, alma mater papers during the school term, CNN daily, NYT daily, Time magazine when I have time.

Blogs for miscellaneous stories & tech news.
 

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The top 10 most emailed articles in the Times are always interesting.CNN.com too. Oh and ESPN. And not to mention, TMZ :D
 

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nytimes (love the health section, there are often great articles), msnbc, chicagotribune for sports.
 

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nytimes (love the health section, there are often great articles), msnbc, chicagotribune for sports.
nytimes health is the only good thing in the rag. i will give it that. technology section isn't bad too.
 

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Mostly MSNBC. If something catches my eye I like to read official documents... studies, bills in congress and the like >.> I read politics and health for the most part.
 

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MLB.com

and occasionally WSJ and rarely CNN.
 

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huffingtonpost.com

nytimes app on my iphone

cnn.com and msnbc.com i like chris matthews

digg.com sometimes

conservative radio at times, like michael medved
 

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:woot: Wall Street Journal. all. the. way. period.

seems to me that it does the best of filtering out all of the pop culture crap that most news outlets feel compelled to laud 24/7 (anyone get tired of the MJ coverage last week? [not to degrade his accomplishments, but c'mon ... a few days of memorial coverage is enough... seesh])
 

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DrudgeReport.com

That and CNN at times.
 

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I have a subscription to the Economist. They are lying untouched in a big pile somewhere... I just feel like reading fiction now, and kinda busy.

I like The Onion, but I don't think that counts...
The Onion most certainly counts. And the Colbert Report.
 

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The Daily Show is the only news I trust.