Was I ever interested in reading a newspaper? No, not really. I’d only take interest when I would see an interesting article about some of my favorite teams like the Phillies, Eagles, and Sixers, or maybe something about our local high school team. My Dad always reads the local papers which are The Intelligencer Journal and The Lancaster New Era. He used to leave articles he’d want me to read on the table and have a note with my name on it.
There are only a couple places I look for news today. I follow CNN on Twitter as well as some of my favorite sports reporters and analysts like Ken Rosenthal and Jim Salisbury. I check mlbtraderumors.com and csnphilly.com every day for my baseball and Philly sports news.
I also get really interested in news around the music world. It’s mostly news about rappers and the feuds between them that I find on 105.1’s YouTube channel. The interviews on there aren’t the best and they like to ask really stupid questions about the artists’ personal lives but some of the stuff is really good. One of the hosts, Charlamagne Tha God, has no censor whatsoever. He asks whatever question he wants and tells everyone exactly what he is thinking. If he thinks you have no alent, he’ll tell you. One instance he actually told one of the women from “Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta” that she had no talent. It was great.
One thing that I feel that is anti-journalist of me is that I don’t really read books. I just don’t. It’s mostly because I don’t have the attention span to sit down and read a book. My favorite book of all time is “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck. I’m not really sure why it’s my favorite. I had to read it in 9th grade and I just really like the characters and it’s a real tear jerker when you mix it with the movie.
So that’s just a brief summary of my media diet. I follow other news sources other than CNN on Twitter such as The New York Times and NBC as well as Anderson Cooper’s account. I recently have been reading up a little bit on Syria. I like to stay in the loop of what’s going on. It helps me be able to write jokes on the comedy show I’m on if I know what current events are happening.