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How do get your news intake


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fleamailman

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Ok, usual situation where I come home and turn on the televiion around the hour for the news when I know they will quickly run through the titals of the main events, then it turns in the background, later I may go onto the Net and hit upon some topic that was in the news I have just heard from the television, also while at work I might glace though a newspaper but readingwise I tend to stick to the Economist magazine each Friday because I feel news without views is as bad views without news. Anyway, me explained, my question is what is your balance of news intake and has the computer taken a more prominant posision in that balance of late?

Personally I have a hunch that the computer is changing the way we deal with the news per say though the television will remain the main source though habit and ease.

Should I simplify the question here then, all comment welcome.
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Call me a fusspot, but I don't like reading newspapers 'cos the icky black moss always gets rubbed off on my fingers. That, plus the smell of the print makes me sneeze. So I generally get my news intake from magazines such as Time and Newsweek.
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I can't imagine not having a newspaper in the morning- in fact, when I go camping, it is the only "civilized" thing I really miss. I also like Google News, especially when I'm trying to follow a complex busy story, like Katrina. The news on TV doesn't have much depth, and the magazines are slow. I cook supper with NPR's "All Things Considered" most days, and I will look things up that I heard about, later, on the computer.

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Nothing beats that big 6inch tall pile of newspaper on a sunday whe im bored google news is good. Tv in the mornings.
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Thanks I have never tried google news so now I will.
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do the "funny pages" count as news?....i usually stay away from the news...that way i can exit conversations easier "hey did you see in the paper where that guy did that thing with the stuff"....no i don't watch/read the news/newspaper....go away please you smell like cabage..
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Sorry to tell ya,but they'll only tell you as much as you want to hear and keep that minimized at best.This comes from all sides,so I'm not trying to be anti/pro anything.And yes,it's always good to have some newspaper around when you're camping,if ya know what I mean.
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