How to get your news fix quickly

Last week I posted about how to free up between 25 and 55 minutes each day by no longer watching the news on TV.

You can read the post by clicking here.

In response to the question of where do I get my news from, I wanted to share my personal process for staying abreast current events.

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It’s simple (of course) and takes me less than 5 minutes to skim through the headlines and then see what, if anything, I want to get more depth on.

I’ve created a Twitter list that curates 10 news organizations posts.  I made the list public so anyone can view using their web browser. You don’t have to be a Twitter person to view the list.

Just click or link to https://twitter.com/jdregan/lists/news

You’ll note that the news organizations are widely varied in their world views.  From Fox News to CNN, BBC to English Al Jazeera, and few local St. Louis feeds, I’ve purposely chosen to get as wide a perspective on what is “news”.  Using this method, it’s easy to weed out the FUD (fear, uncertainty, doubt) stories and also see agreement in what stories all sources are reporting on.

Following these various news organizations also allows me to see what people of different perspectives than mine believe is important. While I may not agree with their viewpoints, I believe it’s important to understand where people are coming from. I appreciate the differences we all have!

Take a look at my Twitter news feed and see if it helps you to streamline your news gathering. Feel free to start your own..it’s all about what works best for you to get the news you want without wasting your time on the FUD on TV news.

What other ideas do you have for quick news fixes?