View Poll Results: Where do you get your news? And how old are you?

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  • A major cable network: 35+

    8 15.09%
  • A major cable network: 18-35

    1 1.89%
  • Newspaper: 35+

    3 5.66%
  • Newspaper: 18-35

    0 0%
  • Online: 35+

    14 26.42%
  • Online: 18-35

    15 28.30%
  • Radio: 35+

    2 3.77%
  • Radio: 18-35

    0 0%
  • Other: 35+

    8 15.09%
  • Other: 18-35

    2 3.77%
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    Re: Where Do You Get Your News? (And how old are you?)

    I'm 43 and my television watching pretty much parallels yours, with the addition that I like some of the cable channels' original programming and I also keep News 12 NJ on in the morning while getting ready for work but only really pay attention to the traffic and weather.

    I'm a "market intelligence analyst" in the financial services industry by trade so a good part of my day every day is spent reading domestic and foreign newspapers, financial and economic trade publications, and other stuff of a "newsy" nature. If something of a political nature strikes my interest I'll read it but I'm not a political news hound the way I was when I was younger (I can't afford to be time wise).

    I listen to Bloomberg, NPR, or one of the Sirius political talk shows during my commute (if I'm not listening to a podcast, usually realted to American history, or a book on CD from the library - currently Coolidge by Amity Shlaes - good book).

    If I watch anything political on TV it's generally CSPAN and that only occasionally and with no regularity.

    I never watch CNN, FOX, MSNBC. If I want to read a comic book I'll just go read one.

    ETA: It just occurred to me that I do watch one of the three cable news channels for election coverage or "continuing coverage" of a big news event (Boston Marathon bombing, school shooting, & etc...)
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    Re: Where Do You Get Your News? (And how old are you?)

    I'm 42 and get my news from a variety of sources. Mostly online very little radio, some TV, some Newspaper. If there is breaking news I will search online first in order to see what is going on. If it's a big event I may turn on the TV. I find getting news from multiple sources the best way to get the entire story.

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    Re: Where Do You Get Your News? (And how old are you?)

    Gentlemen's locker room, Parliament building in Strasbourg. Five minutes with those guys neatly eclipses a solid month of terrestrial news networks. What they don't know won't happen until autumn.

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    Re: Where Do You Get Your News? (And how old are you?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I've been curious about this for a while. I'm in my early twenties and I can honestly say I never watch cable news in large part because I don't really watch TV. Everything is on Hulu, Netflix, or I just stream/torrent. So I get my news pretty exclusively from the internet which is to say usually Google News aggregation of articles related to a term I search or just the BBC news app in the morning.

    I'd also say I'm not that atypical of people my age that I know. In fact I'd say its rare for me to run into someone my age who watches CNN, FOX, MSNBC except those who watch certain shows or commentators.

    With all of the passion about which network is more biased or best it got me wondering if even unscientifically I could find out if there was an age gap on this on DP.
    I voted 35+ on-line. That is not accurate. I listen to radio while i have my first coffees in bed. Then I catch some CNBC, RT, BBC and Frace24 depending on how much time I have. Then I read the on-line stuff, where I get most of my news. Sometimes I read a paper (Herald Tribune, Die Zeit, Economist) if I go to a cafe or take a train.

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    Re: Where Do You Get Your News? (And how old are you?)

    CNN and ESPN, 42

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    Re: Where Do You Get Your News? (And how old are you?)

    Internet: Opening site on my laptop is The Guardian (US). I read it first every morning; Raw Story; CNN Internet; Christian Science Monitor. I do also find news on DP.

    Radio: on SiriusXM, Radio Canada (CBC) and often the BBC.

    Print: I read Arizona Republic every morning, which is pure crap. Most of it I've already read on the internet a day or two before. Whatever town I am in when I am away from home I always read the local paper and USA Today.

    I used to subscribe to the Atlantic Magazine, but I just don't have time to read it as I'd like.

    Television: I do not watch or listen to any broadcast television news. None, never. It is sensational and worthless. It isn't news. Radio, as above, only Radio Canada and BBC on SiriusXM.

    You might say I'm 35+










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    Re: Where Do You Get Your News? (And how old are you?)

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I get most of mine here, where I am sure to find out what is outraging people daily.
    it's my theory that people could get outraged and have a flamewar about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. some day i will start a thread and test this theory.

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    Re: Where Do You Get Your News? (And how old are you?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    it's my theory that people could get outraged and have a flamewar about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. some day i will start a thread and test this theory.
    Peter Pan Honeyroast, without the jelly, hands down.
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    Re: Where Do You Get Your News? (And how old are you?)

    I get my news from a pretty good variety, including on here.
    “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
    Stephen R. Covey


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    Re: Where Do You Get Your News? (And how old are you?)

    Many sources, TV, Radio, print and net. I use them all

    and im in the +35 catergory
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