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  • Traditional print (wsj, nyt, etc)

    13 61.90%
  • Cable broadcast news (fox, msnbc)

    3 14.29%
  • Local broadcast news

    1 4.76%
  • Talk radio (am)

    1 4.76%
  • Public radio

    1 4.76%
  • Blogs

    0 0%
  • Huskermax

    2 9.52%
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Thread: Sources of Information

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    Sources of Information

    I'm curious where most people get the majority of their news information, so here's a poll.

    I made it so you can only select one choice, but if you feel you don't have a majority source, then please note it in the thread.

    If I missed an obvious choice, select other and note it, please.
    "We need education in the obvious more than investigation of the obscure."

    "If you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."

    “A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.”

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    What poll?

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    You can't see the poll?
    "We need education in the obvious more than investigation of the obscure."

    "If you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."

    “A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.”

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    Now it's up.

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    I get mine equally between 4 different choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPhoenix View Post
    I get mine equally between 4 different choices.
    I don't believe you spend 4 minutes a day learning about the news.

    Or are you assuming this poll was based on a year timeframe?
    "We need education in the obvious more than investigation of the obscure."

    "If you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."

    “A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.”

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    What about internet news that's not a blog -- cnn.com, drudge, realclearpolitics, etc. I put down traditional print news, but internet news would probably be no. 1 if it was a choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cm husker View Post
    I don't believe you spend 4 minutes a day learning about the news.

    Or are you assuming this poll was based on a year timeframe?
    Also, People Magazine is not really "news"
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    I broadcast the news. How come that's not an option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChitownHusker View Post
    What about internet news that's not a blog -- cnn.com, drudge, realclearpolitics, etc. I put down traditional print news, but internet news would probably be no. 1 if it was a choice.
    I think generally the aggregators should be classified by the typical source link.

    And yeah, I haven't picked up a real paper to read in a while, so electronic versions of print news is what I meant.

    Cnn.com is kind of a tweener, but I'd go with print on that too.
    "We need education in the obvious more than investigation of the obscure."

    "If you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."

    “A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.”

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    I actually get mine from wherever I can. Aggregators, official sites, radio. But if I have to read it, it comes from the interwebs. No wasting paper for me, and I don't have a parakeet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cm husker View Post
    I don't believe you spend 4 minutes a day learning about the news.

    Or are you assuming this poll was based on a year timeframe?
    Actually you're right, what takes most hours to understand takes me less than 4 minutes.

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    If online real media sources are categorized as print, then that's what I use. CNN.com and occassionally WSJ for breaking news. Lots of sources for more in depth coverage.

    And of course, Huskermax, for sane, rational, well-informed and civil discussion. It has no peer.
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    Traditional print by far!
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    No way could I pick one choice. In general:
    • Local newspaper and local ABC newscasts for local news & weather
    • Local newspaper and Reuters/AP via my yahoo homepage for national & international news
    • Almost never Fox, MSNBC or CNN for anything except breaking news when something big is happening
    • HM for Husker news!

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    I AM THE NEWS!

    Next week, I will revert back to being only BATMAN!

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    ; its harder when you're stupid - John Wayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChitownHusker View Post
    Also, People Magazine is not really "news"

    You are kidding aren't you. I hinge on People/US magazines, where else can I find the latest on The Karcrashians!

    Actually Cable news for me, then Internet, then Local



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    WSJ, NYT and The Economist (British but most likely the best).
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    i selected traditional print because i use primarily drudge and twitter which are really just links to traditional reporting, even if it is the type that never puts ink on paper

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    I get all my information from the Internet, the only hard-physical papers I get is the Economist and WSJ.


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