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    • CommentAuthorKinesys
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
    Like many, i catch the Daily Show and Countdown
    Crooks and Liars is also a favorite
    United Hollywood for coverage of the writers strike.
    Group News BlogSteve Gilliard's old blog continuing in spite of his demise.

    Forgive me. I am becoming a news junky and i must have MOAR FEEDZ!
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    Suicide Girls, the New Scientist, and The Morning News
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    metafilter is good for seeing stuff you haven't seen elsewhere, though it's not strictly just news.

    Deadline Hollywood Daily is another good one for Hollywood stuff.

    popurls is good for seeing what's going around at a glance, though there's probably not much there you haven't seen before.
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
    I'm all over the map - I generally start my day checking out local online newspapers (Seattle Times & PI), followed by MSNBC, CNN, BBC, The Guardian, and occasionally the International Herald Trib.

    Then it's on the the political sites: Kos, Atrios, TPM, C&L, Americablog, Salon, sometimes Slate, plus a variety of local and profession-related blogs and web sites.
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    The Economist

    Whatevers on the TV/radio/inter nets whenever those are on
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
    A mixture of the Guardian Unlimited, The Times (British) paper and internets, occasional NY and LA Times, and whichever web-based news that happens to feature on GoogleNews for any given genre.

    I also get the British magazine The Week, which provides a summary of the week's news, reviews, and other stuffs worth reading.
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
    Democracy Now (usually the Podcast)
    Google News cos I'm kinda lazy
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
    The news I read is usually specific to whatever I'm researching...I find that I am inevitably drawn to news about brain research and psychology.

    ...sorry, that wasn't very helpful, was it.
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
    Wonkette is about the most "news" that I can stomach. Sometimes I glance at the BBC website or just passively absorb whatever Democracy Now is yammering at me about from the other room.
    • CommentAuthortmofee
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007 edited
    I'm subscibed to, which is more political/media/business news for Australia, and then there's Digg for the usual celeb crap,,,, For proper news, there The ABC News site - I mean the Australian ABC, not the US ABC.
      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
    i have two gadgets for firefox that surf for me -- blogrovr and wizz rss which are pretty cool
    • CommentAuthorStitchy
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    I turn on CNN first thing in the morning when I get up because I like the fuzzy, tickling sensation it gives my brain. It's kind of like laughing gas. Also, it's the only way I can keep up with my Paris Hilton and Britney Spears news. By the way, this just in, Anna Nicole Smith is still dead and, yup, still nobody gives a crap.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007 edited
    BBC news, Drudge, Guardian online and Daily Mail online usually cover it. I'd be ashamed to be seen in public reading a Daily Mail, but their website is quite well laid out, and it's useful to know what people who read that kind of thing out of choice are being fed.

    Although, Newsmax and Fox are also good for that, from a US perspective. I find it fascinating to examine the kinds of companies that advertise on websites like Newsmax. It's quite telling.
    • CommentAuthorElohim
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
     (69.14), and when at home, the 6.30 Friday comedy on R4
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2007
    Almost entirely from the radio. Newspapers rarely interest me these days, especially the over-stuffed, over-priced editions printed at the weekends. Private Eye keeps me informed of scandal and gossip. The Economist for long journeys. for detail on anything heard on the radio that sparks my interest.

    What I love about radio is that I can be doing something else (something physical, that doesn't require much brain function) while I listen. News gets into my head while I cook or do chores round the house.
      CommentAuthorJohn Smith
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007 edited
    I like a mix of high and low, left and right. NPR Yahoo! News CNN Drudge Digg Fark TMZ Valleywag Newsarama TVNewser Politico
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007

    and npr.

    and mr. ellis.
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    The newspaper I work for in Wannabeacity, Alberta (errr... Grande Prairie) for my local news - I don't think I've ever actually sat down and read this paper in the four or so months I've been here, mind you, but it's rather hard to work in the newsroom and not pick up on what everyone's chasing.

    The Edmonton Sun and the Edmonton Journal are the closest major papers to my area - I do read those.

    Online, I keep up on newsfeeds for the Mississauga News, the Toronto Star and CityPulse News to find out what's been going on the other side of Canada - or "home" for me.

    BBC World for an idea as to whether or not someone somewhere has done something today that will necessitate my needing to curl up in the fetal position under my desk.

    Usually New Scientist, BoingBoing and Reuters' Oddly Enough as well for the fun stuff.
    • CommentAuthorrobb
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    daily lunchtime Boston Globe for the left of it, some CNN for the middle, and Reason magazine's rss feed for the (economically, not socially conservative) right of it for balancing. some New York Times, Reuters, or Washington Post for major event clarification. if i'm lucky, nighttime BBC World on WBUR for everyone else's take on life. Maybe a Boston Now (our answer to the horrible Metro daily) during a commute. Weekly Dig and Bostonist for local bits.

    I stopped listening to NPR a while ago, felt too coddled.

    less timely podcasts:
    Scientific American, PRI's Changing Wolrd, BusinessWeek, Bill Maher (someone pummel his live audience please), Radio Open Source
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2007
    I usually just make it up. Seems to be slightly more accurate than the usual suspects.

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