Assignment 1

I am interested in different forms of news. I am interested in national news vs. international because I am more concerned with what is going on in our country vs. the rest of the world. I do not follow state news unless it is serious, and I follow local news much more. On a regular basis, I follow the news that pops up on my phone from Twitter.

I do not follow news from my hometown. My town is not that large, so the only type of news that we get is based out of Milwaukee. I find it from the newspaper or the Milwaukee news channels. If I want important news, I usually go to FOX. My favorite news site is E! News because I am into reality news/television, and popular news that I can relate to is much more appealing. I use Google to find all of my news.

When I consume news, I read text, watch news videos, and listen to audio reports.

My favorite format to get news is from watching videos, because you are getting the information you want to hear and usually in each video, the reporter is talking from the scene where a certain event is occurring. It seems much more ‘real’ news, compared to some stories that could potentially be fabricated or taken from another news media site.

I personally have never interacted with the news by posting a comment, unless it is a serious topic that I feel like I have to have my voice heard. For example, in the 2016 election, there were people commenting so many different things about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton that it ended up just being a very chaotic election. I feel like if I ever wanted to get involved, I would, but in the end commenting on news is just something that is not my personal style. I have never e-mailed a reporter or submitted content to a news site. Like I previously said, I am someone that is not into getting involved with news and specific topics, so I just keep to myself until it is necessary to stand up for my beliefs.

Social media is my main media outlet for getting all of my news. I am on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Each of these social media sites have news that you can view every day at almost every time of the day. I usually end up on Twitter for my news, because I believe that is where most news viewers go to right away for their news because it is instant and so many people use Twitter to tweet their emotions. Also, news channels usually have Twitter’s which makes it easier for the news stations to reach out to their viewers faster and more efficiently. I do not follow any news sites on Twitter, but if there is breaking news it usually pops up in my news feed and that is where I then find my information on what is happening at that moment.

I do not read blogs or listen to podcasts. In order to make sure the news I am reading is reliable, I double check the sources to make sure I am not reading any fabricated news.

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