I’ve always been a tad surprised when people asked me where I got my news — I doubted that I could offer anything particularly revelatory or unusual. That’s because, even though I work in the journalism industry and spend a lot of time reading about world happenings of all sorts, I’m still a bit of a low-risk consumer of the news. I hate the idea of wasting my time on shoddy writing or reporting and try to only read pieces that are likely to be good (and by good I mean well-researched, well-written, interesting, revelatory, and, duh, accurate…) And I used to think that most people already knew what was good because, well, I often make the mistake of assuming that most people think like me.

 

Obviously, that is not the case. There is a lot of bad journalism floating around. Even more disturbingly, there is a lot of fake journalism floating around that people believe is real. There are also publications that I lean towards through my own preferences but you may not. Everyone’s reading habits reveal just a little bit about her and we should all be constantly talking to others about where they’re getting their news to see if we are missing something amazing. If we are what we read (or otherwise consume), it’s pretty damn important for us to read as many accurate and insightful things as possible. We need things that make us think. Learn. See something in a different way.

 

This is my list of online and print publications that help me stay informed about the world, in all of its many dimensions. What’s yours?

 

Which newspapers do you read? Photo: John S (Flickr)

Which newspapers do you read?
Photo: John S (Flickr)

…. and more to come. I’m toying with the idea of creating a more expanded list in the near future.

Written by Veronika

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