As far as following news goes, my habits are not very extensive. I almost never follow international news. In my personal opinion, I just don’t think news that has absolutely nothing to do with America is really worth paying attention to. I do like being able to know whats going on around our country though. This is something that I do occasionally, I would not say that I make a point to research national news every single day. The same thing goes for local news. Personally, I love following news on my home town. I love where I come from and I will never forget it. I like to follow all areas of news when it comes to my home town. To elaborate, we have had three restaurants close in the last few months. I like occasionally checking our online news website to see what is going on with those three restaurant spots. There is a different medium that I tend to use when it comes to my local sports.
I was heavily involved with my high school football team while a student at Hinsdale Central High School. That being said, I of course still like to check up on the team as well as other sports from my high school. For that, I often use social media such as twitter. I use twitter because it is the easiest place to find live score updates during games. In addition, there are a few other outlets that allow me to access news on the teams as well. Websites such as the online version of the Chicago Sun Times, and more locally, the Doings Clarendon Hills online Patch.
As far as my favorite news site goes, I would have to say that I direct most of my attention towards sports. That being said, the easiest accessible site and my favorite site would be ESPN.com. I use this for a number of reasons. The mainone for me is my work with UWWTV. Last semester, I was a co-host for a sports debate show put on by UWWTV. Myself and the other two hosts were responsible for researching and writing our own material for the show. ESPN.com was very helpful because we covered multiple different professional sports, and not just Whitewater sports. In doing this research, I used a mixture of articles, videos, and podcasts to make sure that I had all the information that I needed for the show. With ESPN.com, I never struggled to find enough information for the show.
When it comes to finding sports news, my favorite way of doing so is a little unorthodox. To find sports news, I like to watch SportsCenter on ESPN TV. SC is great because it offers such a wide spectrum of sports news. Not only does this program provide news, but there are dozens of interviews and behind-the-scenes looks into the sports world. SportsCenter is without a doubt the best way to obtain sports news, and even though sports takes up the largest portion of my sought-after news, I definitely like to stay up-to-date with whats going on in the US and in my area as well.