In another class I am taking currently, we had to do a blog post about our news diet, which I thought would be a good way to start this blog. Since I want to be a journalist myself, reading the news is a must. I have recently started reading more news after doing this assignment for another class.
In the past few months I got really into listening to NPR One, which is just the app that is offered in order to have your local NPR station on your phone. As I mentioned in my introductory post, keeping up with the technological times is very important, especially in the world of Journalism. NPR One is an example of this. It is an example of the world of Journalism keeping pace with all of the advances of digital media.
I listened to NPR One in the mornings while I am getting ready for the day, which is a nice way to start my day because I get caught up on national and local news in small segments. It’s also nice because it is set to the Wyoming local station, so it keeps the news relevant while still offering some insight on national affairs.
Once I finish getting ready I will usually come into the living room and turn on the Today Show while I eat my breakfast. I enjoy watching the Today Show because it is a fun way to get your news. Prior to my college experience I didn’t think there was a “fun” way to get your news, but the more I watched the Today Show and shows like it, I realized it is possible. I also really enjoy watching the musical guests they bring on. It’s a nice way to start the morning!
I also use CNN, Wyoming Tribune Eagle, the Branding Iron and other blogs to keep up with more of the recent news when I’m on the go. I enjoy reading all of these outlets because it offers a variety of news and they are all reliable sources.
Again, I believe it is important to keep up with the world of Journalism and the best way to do that is to constantly check up on the news.