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'trane 10-21-2012 11:53 PM

news
 
where do you guys go online for your news? i have used the globe and mail for a long time as my basic news source but the price they are imposing for an online subscription is more than i'm willing to pay. the paper just isn't good enough to justify that, imo.

anyways, i'm curious where you guys go. cheers.

pzabby 10-21-2012 11:55 PM

toronto star, bbc.

few times cnn

Gurk 10-22-2012 12:36 AM

Youtube--->sxephil :cookie:

LET'S GO RAPTORS!!!!! 10-22-2012 01:20 AM

the star, bbc, maybe cbc are all pretty solid. My household has been getting free saturday toronto star newspapers for a few months now :dancing:

'trane 10-22-2012 08:29 AM

yeah, cbc, bbc, the guardian and the independent (and the young turks...) are a few that i am used to checking out. looking for as many as possible so i can look around. thank for the suggestions guys. anyone else?

Windex 10-22-2012 08:51 AM

If you have a smartphone I recommend Flipboard: Flipboard
organizes info based on topics (entertainment, politics, etc...) and download aljazeera, reuters, bbc, cnn, fox news and others on it. Its easier than going on individual sites.

theres google news too

went I want trash news I go to the daily mail and tmz :D

LX 10-22-2012 08:56 AM

I remember sitting down with paper newspapers while drinking coffee. Now I seem to just get news from all over, almost by osmosis. I used to like local tv news a lot, and now it's all so bad and generally lacking news.

I listen to a lot of CBC radio, and aside that, and checking sites already mentioned, I find twitter helps, but I try to keep it pretty streamlined. Following people that retweet good stuff regularly is a nice way of conglomerating a lot of sources in one place. Roger Ebert is a great person to follow in that sense. He stays on top of so much culturally and politically, and retweets from so many varied sources.

I also check out truthout, and Al Jazeera.

Mostly I find this Information Age really problematic. The local news I find the most valuable is so utterly lacking aside from metro morning on CBC. And the depth of coverage all around is just not there without digging.

Last night I came across a Forbes op-ed piece (through Ebert) on the voting machines story that I posted about yesterday. The comments were striking, as they pointed out that it was crazy that it was posted as opinion when it was filled with facts that should be presented front and center as news. There's something about doing a lot of digging for good news sources that is unsettling. If a few of us know a fair bit, but most of us are just up to date on the latest diversions, then is there a point? What I liked most about sitting down with a couple papers in the past, was the feeling of sharing in a collective sense of awareness to some degree. Now I get the feeling that I'm simply trying to avoid efforts to make me less aware along with everyone else.

jeffb 10-22-2012 09:39 AM

CityTv, CNN, FlipBoard, Zite, 680AM

Used to get the Toronto Star nearly everyday, i stopped that about 2yrs ago.

Shadowfax 10-22-2012 10:21 AM

Star, Globe and Mail, National Post, NY Times, LA Times, BBC, CBC and CNN

i also frequent this site to get away from North American media (just to get an alternate perspective on things )

World Newspapers and Magazines

thought 10-22-2012 10:32 AM

reddit - r/canada, r/politics, r/news, r/worldnews, just to name a few.

Canada

Politics

News

World News [ no US / US Politics news please ]

with reddit, i don't see a point in going anywhere else for news...basically with regard to anything

LX 10-22-2012 05:15 PM

http://4.mshcdn.com/wp-content/uploa...planet-640.jpg

Claudius 10-22-2012 09:12 PM

My job forces me to live in the news hahaha

Yeah, I guess you need to go to the Daily's, I go to Huffington Post quite a bit as well.

Using Reddit is a good option as well.

Toby 10-22-2012 09:31 PM

Al Jazeera, RT, Fox, Science Daily


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