Do you read the news? Why and how?Watch
If you do, what sources do you use?
I used to like knowing what is happening in the world, but sometimes I think it is quite depressing and you are not helping world problems by just passively reading about them
Saying that, I recently subscribed to The Economist because the articles are really well-researched, thought-provoking and give a really clear view of what is happening in the world... Also I am trying to read more this year, and I think it is well-written
I also use euronews because i am learning spanish and they have short video articles in many languages
My favourite newspaper is the Guardian but I find the economist more insightful
I used to read the daily mail for the comments/pictures..glad i have stopped that
So do you read the news? How come?
Newspapers, I glance at the front of my parents daily mail in disgust, go to the middle to see what Garfield and Fred Basset have to say and thats about it,
The advantage of that is I can search for articles about a particular thing and easily get lots of information about it from lots of different sources, which you can't do with paper newspapers.
BBC: For actual news
Daily Mail: For the Comments section
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because a) it's mostly depressing b) the political bias in every paper I've found is astounding and fails to give l'objective view
Usually pick it up through TV (yes aware of irony), radio, Internet (guess that's reading). Reddit is good for news (also aware of irony)
I am guilty of reading the comments section on the Daily Mail though
In English speaking countries, especially the US, it's proven that the publishers only seek readers up to the 8 yr old reading level That means a basic understanding of our mere 26 alphabetical characters. Whereas in China, you need to learn 14,000 characters of the many more they have just to be able to read the newspaper; the issue is, many people cannot read that many characters in China, so many go uninformed. While in the west, even little 8 yr olds can feel smart when they pick up and put down a Daily dot dot dot.