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Where do you get your news from -- cable news channels, online sources, radio? When you hear a story that you find interesting (or maddening), do you immediately go searching for more stories about it?

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  • Facebook is the best place to get my news from. Yeah! I'm so curious and search for them right away on google.
  • Twitter. I'll usually things there, click a link (I follow CNN and the NY Times) and from there I'll ferret more information. I usually turn on Headline at some point during the day and will typically watch at least one cycle.
  • Online streams from Moscow streets, on-lookers posts in social networking services, other online sources and Echo of Moscow radio station.
  • I generally get my news from... the newspaper. This has the drawback that effectively no news happens over the weekend (because by Monday it's then 'old news' and not worthy of publication...)
  • Usually from tv or online, my homepage is msn so the news is there when i open my browser, if the article is interesting enough i'll try to find more info about it
  • TV if I can Twitter when I can't Occasionally, a story will interest me. It doesn't happen often though.
  • In the mornings, I check out our local FOX 2 news, to get an update on the weather forecast; and to see if there are many major news stories that are breaking in the Greater St. Louis metropolitan area. On my breaks and lunch, while at work, I check out CNN.com to see articles about major news updates both in the US and globally. If something catches my attention, I may search other news sites (FOX, MSNBC, and occasionally Yahoo News) for other takes on the same issue. If I'm interested in Entertainment news in the evening, I will brows the current Yahoo News articles, and then cross over to People.com, Entertainment Tonight, US Weekly, etc...) So, even though I do occasionally watch a brief bit of local news (FOX 2 in the morning, and KMOV CBS News in the evening) I typically get most of my news online. I don't like taking a newscaster's word for it. I want to read an article, and have ample opportunity to research the facts and sources on my own. News, no matter what source you get it from, and no matter how well the intention of the presenter/author may be, it is biased from the moment it is conceived for dissemination to the public. Unfortunately, most of that bias is unfairly in favor of liberal side of politics and social issues. So, while a story may be worth following up on, the original source is as worthless as a tissue paper umbrella in a hurricane.
  • I'm amused I saw this question whilst actually watching a news program. My primary source of information is network news (6ABC most often) because it's what I've grown up with. It's almost always on starting at 4PM and I'll likely check in with it again around 11PM. World News Tonight comes on at 6:30PM Eastern Daylight Time, so that's where I'm most likely to hear what's going on around the country and over the globe. From there, I can hit the Internet. If I'm interested or annoyed by a local story, I pick up the ::gasp:: newspaper. Courier Post is delivered every day. On weekends we also get the Inquirer. To review: 6ABC for news basics. Follow-up with any variety of sources, whatever's convenient. Oh, and if we're just talking about having someone mention news to me in conversation, I'll pull out my phone and Google it. ::shrug:: And that's the way it is. This concludes our broadcast day.
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