Best Way to Stay Abreast With the Latest News

Best Way to Stay Abreast With the Latest News

Best Way to Stay Abreast With the Latest News

With so much happening on the local and international stage, the need to keep up with the latest news has never been greater. You now want to keep up with happenings on the political, social, economic front, and not to forget our favorite sporting events and team happenings.

You have numerous ways to get our daily dose of current news and while this is great, the wide variety of sources can become confusing, if not outright overwhelming. You need to find a source that provides the news you want in a convenient and timely format.

So how do you do that? Check out these six sources for the best ways of staying updated on current events.

Read Newspapers and Magazines

The influence and reach of newspapers and magazines has been on the decline in recent times. Nonetheless, newspapers and magazines are still some of the most authoritative sources of the latest news.

Even as the popularity of the old words-on-paper continues to dwindle, magazines such as the Economist, TIMES, and Newsweek offer political and financial news with perspectives from experts, that you are unlikely to find anywhere else. Newspapers such as The New York Times, and the Sun also offer local and international perspectives to keep you up to date with important happenings.

Download an RSS Reader or Newsreader App

Most major news outlets such as the Guardian, CNN, Buzzfeed, and the New York Times have a newsreader app that you can use to keep up with all the important local and international news.

Besides the major news outlets, you can also download an RSS Reader such as Feedly, Pulse, News 360, or flipboard that allow you to subscribe to your favorite news sites and topics. The good thing with RSS feeds and newsreader apps is that they allow you to edit your subscriptions including your topics of interest.

Curate Social Media

With social media becoming so huge in the recent past, it is no wonder that it is also one of the best sources of the latest news. Twitter and Facebook allow you to add your favorite news outlets to a list, from which you can periodically check for any important news.

Twitter is generally better as a news source, as it typically shows you the most important and biggest stories on the news channel you are subscribed to. Moreover, it gives you a better perspective as clicking on its trending topics presents you with all stories covering the topic, meaning you get the news from different angles.

Curate Google News

Google News is one of the best ways to keep updated with the latest events anywhere on the globe. The good thing with Google News is that it presents news according to your locations. With a Google Account, you can login and curate your topics of interest (health, business, sports etc.) and news sources (Fox, CNN, ESPN). As such, you will only receive news and updates on topics most relevant to you and from your preferred news outlets.

Listen to Hourly Bulletins

If you like listening to news broadcasts but lack the time for doing so, one of the best ways of getting the latest news is by listening to hourly bulletins. Most major news outlets such as CNN, BBC, ABC, and NPR run an hourly slot where they go through the day’s most important stories.

If your schedule will not allow for you to sit through an hourly, you could opt for the 5 or 10-minute quick run through of important news, which most news outlets run every hour.

Wikipedia Current Events portal

While not the most accurate or comprehensive news source, it is a simple way to get up to speed on what is happening or what happened while you were away.

It provides a brief synopsis of the most important events of the day and links to sources from where you can read the stories. Simply typing the month and year into the search will offer you the most important happenings of any day, month, or year.

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