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historyarch  ·  377 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: For Two Months, I Got My News From Print Newspapers. Here’s What I Learned.

The 24 hour news cycle is awful. Often the majority of what they report in the first 8-24 hours turns out to be flat wrong. Cable news is unwatchable, it's not about news but drawing a demographic. It's ironic that with all the "news" sources available, it's harder to become informed. The only effective online method I have found is to read multiple sources and try to piece together an accurate picture. The other solution is to tune it all out an focus on family, work, etc.

Great line from the article: "I know what you’re thinking: Listening to a Times writer extol the virtues of print is like taking breakfast suggestions from Count Chocula."