I myself was glued to the news streams during the lockdowns (I imagine we all were) but I generally check the news regularly, at least once a day. It's important for me to know what's happening in the world and also locally so I usually check TheGuardian International and also a local newspaper for my town every morning. I also tune in for NBC Nightly News on youtube and Philip DeFranco youtube channel. I then also check ScienceDaily and PhysiologyToday.
Although I have to check what's going on in the world (and locally) I prefer health and development news. I look for latest research, science breakthroughs, tech and new ways to optimize and improve your life in general. I like to learn something new every day
Also, I like to know that even though the world is burning, it's still there.
The way I follow the news has changed a lot over the past few years.
Just yesterday I ended my subscription to a daily newspaper (on paper). Unfortunately I just couldn't keep up and the piles of newspapers that were accumulating here in my house were getting higher and higher. I threw them all out and in a way that was a relief. I've kept a subscription to the weekend edition and digital access only. This really is against my nature because I am very much a 'paper' person. The house is full of books, magazines, newspaper clippings, etc.
That being said, it's not really the news that I get from the paper. It's mostly the background stories, book and music reviews, columns that are the reason to read it.
The latest news I get from news apps and websites, I follow a lot of those on Facebook as well. I was used to watching the evening news on television too, but this is another thing that is changing for me. I now only watch it occasionally.
I used to read the world news, but stopped. I don't need that level of depression in my world, and if there is something I need to know, someone will tell me! Besides, heard a really interesting talk.
I prefer reading about biohacking (but grinding is just silly!) - and I guess we all do to some degree. We're all looking to improve ourselves through exercise, diet, supplements, whatever. Science is truly fascinating.
I don't read the news and I don't have a TV. I only understood Corona was a thing when a customer one day in the summer of 2020 came into my shop wearing a mask and I had no idea what that was about
I usually get what I need to know from people who come to me and tell me about it. I either disregard it as unimportant, or I look it up myself if interested. Sometimes, my partner tells me about events in the world and we discuss them.
Most of the time, though, I don't really care if it doesn't have an effect on me, aside for using it for thought experiments or discussion material.
I get the daily Guardian email and a daily tech newsletter and one about the environment. I mostly just read the headlines, though. If I have extra time in the morning I check the BBC website and that's where I read the articles, rarely about the world news though, mostly about science, history, or communication.
News about my hometown and the one where I live I get from Facebook... When trusted friends re-post something.
So I get world and local news, and I fully miss the ones about the country I live in. Ah well.
I'm mostly on Twitter, where I follow (K-pop and) public life / current affairs in the UK, Germany and the world. Mostly filtered via commentators, rather than news outlets, but I catch the occasional link to the Guardian or BBC. I also subscribe to TheLocal, because they focus on summarising news and changes that apply to foreign residents.
I subscribe to several electronic newsletters from the CBC: a daily morning news briefing (world and national headlines) plus weekly reports on health, politics (Canadian), the environment, the economy, and a summary of upcoming CBC Ideas topics (which sadly I rarely have time to listen to in full, but I do often read the backgrounders that accompany the episodes). I also read the Nature Briefing and, when I have time, I trawl the Web for additional cool science news.
I try not to watch television news in general, although I live with people who constantly have the television on and often have it tuned to CNN, CBC News, or the BBC World News. So I have exposure to that, even when I don't want it. (I spend a significant amount of time in the kitchen. They watch television in the next room, with the volume cranked high.)
Occasionally I watch Fox News segments on YouTube in an effort to get a handle on what people who are not like me are being exposed to and led to believe.
I listen/read NPR daily, and look briefly at headlines in The NY Times, and oddly, BuzzFeed. However, I have to be careful to not fall down a depression hole where bad news or disinformation-type news is concerned. That is where my doggos come in handy! They are an excellent deterrent to wasted time
I am reading le Soir (belgian national newspaper), The Financial Time, The Economist and Politico (the three last ones thanks to my work), The Guardian, I News.
I am also browsing the news section on Reddit, but I am careful to pay attention to the original media, there is a lot of stuff. Plus the radio and news on TV.
I read the Quartz Daily Brief and subscribed to Der Spiegel (online), a german news magazin. A friend an i share subscriptions, so i have acces to two other big german newspapers. On most days i watch the main national tv news (tagesschau). I also receive the Quartz Africa and Quartz India newsletter and scan those and i have a well curated RSS-Feed and twitter timeline for news and other topics of interest. I scan headlines on a daily basis and dive deeper through several sources and recommendations if i have enough interest and time.
I am especially careful to avoid images and videos and prefer text. And i read a lot about journalism and media itself and about the mechanics of communication in general.