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Greenkey2
24-09-07, 18:01
Simple question: where and how do you keep informed about world events?


I watch BBC News 24 sometimes, and Aljazeera (english edition) most of the time (both their TV channels and websites).

I also read New Scientist magazine, but no newspapers (local or national).

Mad Tony
24-09-07, 18:03
BBC mostly. However, I will occasionally visit FOX news for events and goings on in the good ol' USA. :)

If we're talking about TV then I guess it's the BBC again.

xcrushterx
24-09-07, 18:03
I don't watch the news lol.

But on the off-chance I do it'll 9 times out of 10 be BBC :)

Reggie
24-09-07, 18:05
I try to get my news from a broad range of mediums.

Internet (mainly)
Various internet blogs & the BBC news site.

TV
Sky news because of its convenient "red button" features.

Newspaper
The only paper I take seriously is the Independant as it seems to be fairly unbiased in its reports compared to say the Guardian or Daily Mail. (no disrespect to those who read those papers though - whatever floats your boat I guess :))

Either way, I'm a bit of a news junkie. :p

danitiwa
24-09-07, 18:05
BB ****ing C. :cool:

The swearword makes it sound kewl. :vlol:

SamReeves
24-09-07, 18:06
I read my local newspapers online, look at a little bit of the local television stations and also watch FOX quite a bit. :D

EDIT: There's nothing like seeing O' Reilly and Geraldo go at it. :)

deepbluesea
24-09-07, 18:08
Not the news channels or papers but new scientist, things I find out for myself and other numerous science sources

star girl
24-09-07, 18:10
BBC, CNN :) Our local (and if you guys know it) GEO and ARY One World :)

ThomasCroft
24-09-07, 18:16
Bbc 1.

vespertea
24-09-07, 18:23
CNN (website) and Fox News (TV channel).

gotha-666
24-09-07, 18:25
i dont get from anywhere :D my mom tells me everything new, and i store it in my head :p

maximum_123
24-09-07, 18:25
BBC News 24, sounds cool when you sing it :p

Hyper_Crazy
24-09-07, 18:28
BBC usually.

jarhead
24-09-07, 18:30
BBC website, BBC news in the mroning and GMTV for the whole celeb stuff

Bonez
24-09-07, 18:32
www.bbc.co.uk/news mostly.

GMTV or BBC Breakfast before school.


Oh and for celebrity stuff, www.digitalspy.co.uk :D

Dark Lugia 2
24-09-07, 18:34
I never read the news :p If I do it;s either on BBC or wii news channel :p

Ikas90
24-09-07, 18:37
TRF, lol. :p

Well mostly, I get news from here, on TV, and the local newspaper.

Dez
24-09-07, 18:39
Newspapers and sometimes BBC.

Elysia
24-09-07, 18:43
(BBC) News 24... when hubby and I can't agree on what to watch, on goes the news! (Sometimes for hours at a time if we're both being *really* stubborn... :p)

Betal
24-09-07, 18:49
Swedish TV1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
And the newspaper.:P

nicola1986
24-09-07, 18:50
BBC News website usually and TRF of course :D

Laurencarter
24-09-07, 18:58
Mostly the internet but I also watch the 8 o'clock news and I listen to the news on the radio

tomblover
24-09-07, 18:59
Swedish channels 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Other than that, SvD, BBC, DN, and sometimes Al Jazeera. (SvD and DN are swedish newspapers.)

Catlantean
24-09-07, 18:59
I rarely go searching for news on the net (other than the kind you get on Slashdot), but I pick them up from forums and web portals, and if something sounds interesting I look it up further. There's also a free edition of a local newspaper handed out every afternoon, and since I have to travel for an hour to get home from the city center, I usually pick it up.

Dote
24-09-07, 19:02
i always has the radio on so i get em from there a brief 2 min update every hour just enough :D

CuteKittenlol
24-09-07, 19:13
I watch "Look North" in the morning for about half an hour...only because my dad watches it but y'know.

Henhead
24-09-07, 19:25
I use a BBC News RSS tab in firefox, every now and again I click on the tab to see what new :D

As for TV I usually watch the BBC news again at lunchtimes just before Neighbours and Doctors :p

Don't usually watch the new in the evening

Anubis_AF
24-09-07, 19:27
LBC news, every evening at 8PM local timing. And if it's really interesting I check it out on CNN.com or Blic.co.yu. Oh, and Euronews.

Zac Medley
24-09-07, 19:36
I just listen to Rush Limbaugh.

kooky
24-09-07, 19:39
BBC, local news & the weather channel. ;)

Apofiss
24-09-07, 20:41
Local news channels/portals, Euronews, etc.

Bonez
24-09-07, 20:50
I watch "Look North" in the morning for about half an hour...only because my dad watches it but y'know.

Ohh I sometimes watch Look North. Though I prefer world news.

Dakaruch
24-09-07, 21:03
Local news, then when we hear about some important world wide news we watch Euronews, Sky news, or another one i don't remember...
also when it comes to sports news i read " A Bola" one of the dominating newspapers in football matter :p

when it comes to info about games or any software and Hardware worth buying, i read BGamer, one of the best magazines here... and it always bring a complete game of two years ago... plus some demos and stuff for only 5€

this is how i keep somewhat informed :p

Earthcane
24-09-07, 21:03
I'm not really into the News. If I want to find out something about current affairs, or to just generally know what's going on in the world, I read the papers. Or the Internet.

The last really big news story that really snagged my attention was the forest fires in Greece.

Pipolinne
24-09-07, 21:16
Only and always :D :


Sapo online (www.sapo.pt)
Visão ( magazine) (http://aeiou.visao.pt/)
Courier Internacional ( journal) (http://clix.courrierinternacional.com.pt/)
BBC online (http://www.bbc.co.uk)
Eurosport (http://eurosport.yahoo.com)

hera7days
24-09-07, 21:23
The Daily Show and the internet

Izzie404
24-09-07, 21:27
I normally use the internet. I also read Popular Science for the going-ons in the Science Department..
http://www.popsci.com/

peffect
24-09-07, 21:29
For news about politics and generall events around the world: Aljazeera, Alarabiyah and Euronews.
For video games, High-tech and movies: Game One.
For music: *cough Mtv cough*...

And obviously, I browse the Net. The easiest way to get informed about anything/everything.

Ampersand
24-09-07, 21:45
World events? What are those? D:

I do occasionally follow some of that stuff on Sky News or the BBC (online or on TV). >.>; The Times and TES are also rather good imho.

PARANOIA
24-09-07, 22:48
Drudge Report and talk radio.

Eddie Haskell
24-09-07, 22:53
I read both Chicago newspapers (Tribune and the Sun-Times)that are delivered to my home, and the NY Times online every day. I listen to National Public Radio as well. I do visit the BBC web site for news on occasion, it is well worth reading.

I just listen to Rush Limbaugh.

BS don't count as news.

Legends
24-09-07, 23:13
CNN.

Encore
24-09-07, 23:15
BBC News (international edition, TV and online)

Courrier International (it's a newspaper we have here that posts articles from other newspapers from all over the world)

And a couple of portuguese newspapers (Público mainly)

But generally it's not the "news" that provide the most information, that's just to keep up to date with what's going on. I like documentaries, special reports, in depth reports, etc., the most.

For entertainment news and stuff like that, I just use the internet really.

:wve:

Mr.Burns
24-09-07, 23:50
BBC mostly. I have no love for either CNN or Fox News.

SamReeves
25-09-07, 00:09
BS don't count as news.

Sorta like Keith Olberman's show on MSNBC. ;)

lara is mine
25-09-07, 01:37
CNN , fox news and msnbc. and local news

Natey168
25-09-07, 02:03
Nothing on TV. I get all of my news from various sources on the internet.

Fish.
25-09-07, 02:18
I get my news from my local weather station :)

Twilight
25-09-07, 02:19
yahoo :D

and sometimes cnn or bbc or something for TV.

vespertea
25-09-07, 03:04
The Quibbler, of course.

Tihocan9
25-09-07, 03:11
My Channel 7 local news. CBSnews.com sometimes to write articles for school. I dont fallow the news to much though the media in our world is corupted (I think that cause I just got finiashed reading Tuesdays with Morrie (great book too)

tlr online
25-09-07, 06:38
BBC, Wired.com, The Register, IMdb.com

Sedge
25-09-07, 06:53
Local newspapers and news on TV, Internet mainly when someone recommends(in TRF, for example) me to read something specific. :p

RAID
25-09-07, 08:44
The internet mostly. I never watch news on TV.

Angelus
25-09-07, 08:51
The internet mostly. I never watch news on TV.

Same here...

Ada the Mental
25-09-07, 10:46
The Quibbler, of course.
Lol!

Local newspapers usually, and some Greek channels and someties BBC, but not regularly.
I rarely bother looking up the news online, I usually check them when someone recommends something.

L.C
25-09-07, 11:29
Mainly BBC and GMTV as part of my morning ritual of getting ready to get out the door. Don't like paying for newspapers, but will read them if available, preferably the non-Tabloids.

Sometimes will catch NBC Nightly News and CBS Evening news to keep up with the US slant on things.

Will even watch TVEi's (Spanish) and/or TV5's (French) early morning news for both that different perspective and my language practice.

However, I will occasionally visit FOX news for events and goings on in the good ol' USA. :)You should have a look at NBC Nightly (weeknights at 11.30 on CNBC), CBS Evening News (5.30am Sky Channel 501, only on the weekends), and ABC World News Tonight (about 1.30am on BBC weeknights) to get the full USA package :)

The Quibbler, of course.Now this would be my sole source if I could get the owl to post in my area :D

KurtisLonely
25-09-07, 12:54
most of the times just 'RTL Nieuws' ( RTL NEWS) it's dutch ;)

Joe_16
25-09-07, 14:15
I used to watch Sky News alot until Virgin media decided it would be nice to remove it.

Now it's BBC News 24.

Mona Sax
25-09-07, 14:32
I read two local newspapers daily. For more special info (bands etc.) I use the internet.

Paperdoll
25-09-07, 14:33
Free newspapers :p

Spitfire
25-09-07, 14:50
Drudge Report (http://drudgereport.com/)

trXD
25-09-07, 14:52
Most of my freinds tell me at school. Alot of the time the news is that there is a flood heading our way so they always panic

petujaymz
25-09-07, 15:12
Metro
Newsnight
BBC.co.uk
BBC News 24
South Wales Echo
BBC Scheduled Newscasts
ITV Scheduled Newscasts
Channel 4 Scheduled Newscasts
Channel 5 Scheduled Newscasts

I'm a news slut to be honest.

:wve:

Legend of Lara
25-09-07, 15:21
Mostly Vísir (Icelandic news site) RÚV Fréttir (Icelandic news program) and BBC keep me inmformed. :wve:

Tomb Raider Master
25-09-07, 15:35
From TV, Internet, newspaper, and people around.

SamReeves
25-09-07, 15:51
You should have a look at NBC Nightly (weeknights at 11.30 on CNBC), CBS Evening News (5.30am Sky Channel 501, only on the weekends), and ABC World News Tonight (about 1.30am on BBC weeknights) to get the full USA package :)

Sorry but those are some of the worst sources of news in the United States. The network news is all hype and very little reporting. They also don't cover their real colors very well too.

Paul H
25-09-07, 17:17
From TV: mostly BBC News 24. From the internet: Google News, infowars.com and the BBC News website. Also various newspapers.

Alive_and_Funky
25-09-07, 17:26
I go on Newsround's website. :p

I know it doesn't mention certain things since it's aimed at kids, but I wouldn't really want to read that kind of stuff in detail anyway.

Eddie Haskell
25-09-07, 17:32
Sorry but those are some of the worst sources of news in the United States. The network news is all hype and very little reporting. They also don't cover their real colors very well too.

I agree. Although NBC news is better than most (Fox is the worst, followed by CBS; CNN is the best). The Newshour w/Jim Lehrer on public television is by leaps and bounds the best news show on tv today. I forgot to mention that I watch that nearly every day. I also watch the McLaughlin Group to get a good laugh.

Mad Tony
25-09-07, 17:36
I've heard a lot of negative things about Fox News, how come?

Eddie Haskell
25-09-07, 17:43
I've heard a lot of negative things about Fox News, how come?

They have a definite political bend to them. And with O'Reilly and Hannity as a major component of Fox's team, it is really obvious.

L.C
25-09-07, 17:59
Sorry but those are some of the worst sources of news in the United States. The network news is all hype and very little reporting. They also don't cover their real colors very well too.No need to apologise, as I'm quite aware of that. I did live there most of my life so do know a bit about how the US news works. I did state that I watch them to get a different angle on things. I recommended them to Mad Tony as he is a true Americaphile and am sure he would appreciate to get more US coverage.

Eddie Haskell
25-09-07, 18:12
No need to apologise, as I'm quite aware of that. I did live there most of my life so do know a bit about how the US news works. I did state that I watch them to get a different angle on things. I recommended them to Mad Tony as he is a true Americaphile and am sure he would appreciate to get more US coverage.

Mad Tony would be better served if he stuck to the BBC. American news is too "America-centric". All one has to do is watch ABC World News Tonight (example), and then watch the BBC World News and see the difference. One is really "world" news, the other is snippets of mostly American stories, with a brief blurb or two about world events.

Mad Tony, the USA is a great place to live, and I am thrilled that you like our country. But your nation is also a great one, and I enjoyed all of my stays there immensely. :)

L.C
25-09-07, 18:14
Of course I know he'd be better off, but I also know how much he wants to gain from the American experience, so therefore the information.

Let the boy have his fun while he's still young :p

Mad Tony
25-09-07, 18:16
Mad Tony, the USA is a great place to live, and I am thrilled that you like our country. But your nation is also a great one, and I enjoyed all of my stays there immensely. :)Indeed. Well, I would say it was a great nation. This is why I have strong beliefs over the way the country is going.

But yeah, I normally stick with the BBC.

SamReeves
25-09-07, 18:30
They have a definite political bend to them. And with O'Reilly and Hannity as a major component of Fox's team, it is really obvious.

Like I said earlier Eddie, no different than Keith Olbermann, Anderson Cooper or Larry King who are bent to the left. The great thing about cable news that there is something for everyone, and why I am opposed to any more government meddling in broadcasting. If you don't like one channel, switch to the next! :p

By the same token look at Venezuela. All independent television and newspapers have been banned by the government there so they can run Hugo Chavez' socialist propaganda. Without choice there really is no news or commentary.

Eddie Haskell
25-09-07, 18:39
Like I said earlier Eddie, no different than Keith Olbermann, Anderson Cooper or Larry King who are bent to the left. The great thing about cable news that there is something for everyone, and why I am opposed to any more government meddling in broadcasting. If you don't like one channel, switch to the next! :p

King is not really bent that bad, just old and windy. No doubt about Olbermann, although he is out for a laugh half the time it seems. As far as Cooper is concerned, he is a bit harder to pigeonhole. I like Cooper, he is a very intelligent and insightful man. His background is extensive and varied. Left wing? I don't think so. He's a real journalist.

But again, PBS' Newshour is the show to watch.

Little-Lara
26-09-07, 01:18
I don't really watch the news, too sad. Only thing I watch is Anderson Cooper. :cln: I don't really feel the need to elaborate much more than > I think he's hot. :jmp:

Like I said earlier Eddie, no different than Keith Olbermann, Anderson Cooper or Larry King who are bent to the left. The great thing about cable news that there is something for everyone, and why I am opposed to any more government meddling in broadcasting. If you don't like one channel, switch to the next! :p


I feel the same way.

Eddie Haskell
26-09-07, 01:33
I don't really watch the news, too sad. Only thing I watch is Anderson Cooper. :cln: I don't really feel the need to elaborate much more than > I think he's hot. :jmp:



I feel the same way.

You know that everyone thinks that he's gay, don't you?

Melonie Tomb Raider
26-09-07, 01:46
Fox News. I like to read yahoo articles too. :p

DREWY
26-09-07, 02:21
For all the REAL important news I go to www.tombraiderchronicles.com (http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com)
For the rest, meh, I watch TV

ajrich17901
26-09-07, 03:05
TV: Wnep,CNN

Online: Yahoo news

SamReeves
26-09-07, 03:11
I don't really watch the news, too sad. Only thing I watch is Anderson Cooper. :cln: I don't really feel the need to elaborate much more than > I think he's hot. :jmp:



I feel the same way.

LOL!!! It's the important things that matter most, eh? :D

Personally I prefer Brit Hume. Kind of a no-nonsense guy but he does let his opinions out at the end of the show during the panel segment. :D

Fox News. I like to read yahoo articles too. :p

Nothing wrong with that Mel. :)

For all the REAL important news I go to www.tombraiderchronicles.com (http://www.tombraiderchronicles.com)
For the rest, meh, I watch TV

Always the company man, eh Drewy? :p

Little-Lara
26-09-07, 04:39
You know that everyone thinks that he's gay, don't you?

I haven't met a gay man who's never flirted with me.. I can turn any man. :ohn: ;) Believe u me, I come from a retail background.... ;)

Anajrob
26-09-07, 12:08
I don't watch the news lol.



Me too. :p

But if I do - then local channels and free newspapers :D

Necromanser
26-09-07, 12:43
The only news source I use is of course Trf