Most people get their news from TV, newspaper, twitter, or magazines. I’m not like most people. Ever since I was a kid I hated watching the news; there was always so much sadness in the world. For a while I actually avoided news entirely, but now I come to find media outlets that report the way I want it. The daily news outlets that I watch religiously throughout the day are YouTube blogs. I know it sounds immature, but here me out.
I follow two channels, which are SourceFed and PhillyD Show. SourceFed post news from all different genres in six, two minute long videos throughout the day. The PhillyD Show is an eight to nine minute video at the end of the day that recaps the news for the day. These YouTube channels report sad news quick and factual. This helps me stay focused and not feel so sad after watching the stories. Both of the shows sometimes do the same stories, but they have different opinions on the topic. When I see the story on both sides I feel that I won’t have tunnel vision on that certain issue. Every story these channels post about have many cited articles that I can follow up on.
Of course this shouldn’t be a person’s one-stop shop for the news. I check my CNN and New York Times apps every morning. Every afternoon, I usually read the cover stories in the New York Times. This helps me get even more info on issues that I am interested about. Though, I know soon I will most likely switch to more of a mature form of journalism because PR professionals need to know all the news, not just certain topics. I feel because there are so many options out there to digest the news, no one should ever take it out of their daily schedule.