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post Oct 30 2017, 10:43 AM
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Approximately how often would you say you find out what's going on in the world through news sources? Do you have a routine or do you tend to find out stuff that's happening from people around you instead? (this was SO me for ages)

I had a VERY GOOD habit of reading the news app on my phone every day for a few months (like this: coffee.gif) but I've let that slide for some reason in the past couple of months so I'm not even sure how to answer my own poll :') It's one of those things I rly wanna get back into. The past couple of months I've just kinda found out stuff on here / from people around me, or occasionally I have visited my news app.

Actually I'm going to be clever and add in an option (the last one) just for me laugh.gif Others may need it too ofc.

Sometimes the news can be overwhelming, ngl, but I do genuinely enjoy finding out what's happening and even discussing it with some select people occasionally which is something I used to do like never.
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post Oct 30 2017, 10:50 AM
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I'm on bbc news quite a few times a day when I'm at work. Depresses the hell outta me really but some of it is interesting.
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post Oct 30 2017, 11:55 AM
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I check the news several times a day! I need to be clued up on a lot of topics in case I end up being a reporter for a news day at University. Often I will be covering local news but we do try and put a local angle on national news too. I have a keen interest in news & current affairs anyway so I don't feel like I'm forced to consume it. I usually have a look at BBC News a few times a day, the Chronicle & Echo (our local newspaper site), elsewhere on the Internet like social media which can be good for breaking news and I also have the TV on in the background so I can tune in to the evening news on BBC or ITV. So yeah a lot of news consumption in one day! But I love to find out what is going on in the world around us.
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post Oct 30 2017, 02:40 PM
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I often watch the news in the evenings but not always. I'll check the sky news app at least once a day too smile.gif
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post Oct 30 2017, 03:33 PM
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At least once a day. I read stuff on my phone. Don't watch it as the news on tv is usually one or more of: 1) depressing 2) gratuitous 3) reporting from an agenda rather than just the facts. The last one's especially noticeable with internal stuff like UK news from within the UK.
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post Oct 30 2017, 03:50 PM
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Used to be several times a day. But, it’s made me cynical. I’m informed. Just don’t read the comments, because holy shit people are unintelligent and UNAWARE.
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post Oct 30 2017, 04:22 PM
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like only when something BIG or interesting happens, I've thought about maybe adding reading/watching news as one of the things "I do" recently actually thinking.gif
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post Oct 30 2017, 06:03 PM
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Several times a day, I mean it's important to be well informed. I always get a look at the newspaper on the train to and from work and I have news apps that send me notifications and that I read in spare moments. I never rlly watch it on TV though for the same reasons as Jupiter and also cos there's nearly always someone I hate being interviewed or shown pictures of that I can't bear.

Also once seeing this wonderful thing, you can't really take them that seriously:

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post Oct 30 2017, 06:08 PM
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The news is basically what I use social media for, I can see the latest stories through Facebook and Twitter from the sources I like as well as seeing other papers from what others have liked. I feel it’s very important to continually be in the know.

I often catch the BBC News at 6 or 10 quite regularly with the main stories.

I have perhaps taken a slight rest recently after the heavy EU ref/US election/UK election overload though kink.gif
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post Oct 30 2017, 06:17 PM
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I always check the BBC News website at least a couple of times per day, it's a good way to pass time at uni between lectures (even if a bit depressing a lot of the time). I try to keep up with a couple of news / politics related subreddits every day as well ~
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post Oct 30 2017, 11:31 PM
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I put a few times a week, even though I do read the newspaper everyday but sometimes just skim through if there's nothing I find worth reading. I also have a few news sites that I'll check once or twice a week, not on a regular basis really. It's not particularly enjoyable imo, half the time the news just leaves me frustrated or depressed.
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post Nov 2 2017, 03:34 PM
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Multiple times a day!

I see the news feeds on Facebook by default although I hate getting any information from Facebook. I look through what's trending on Twitter and follow some better publications there. My bf is heavy into politics and world news so I get a lot of information from him after he's had a read and then at night we watch shows like John Oliver, Jeff Jefferies, Bill Maher, and Trevor Noah along with our local news and national news.
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