All posts by Marya Cunningham

My digital self!

    A lot of the news that I consume and enjoy are normally entertainment news sources or crime news sources worldwide. I use ETOnline or look on ABC News for most of my news. If I ever want to check on a news story or catch up on what’s going on, I normally watch ABC News with my grandmother or check their website. Currently, I have been following the case of Gabby Petito, a woman who went missing on a trip around the country with her fiance. I don’t normally follow any news from my hometown unless something drastic happens and is posted on social media. If I do want to find a news story in my hometown, I follow the local newspaper and the newspaper’s website. I will sometimes watch the channel 12 news with my grandmother when I want to know what is happening in Wisconsin. My favorite news site to check on daily is Buzzfeed News. Although Buzzfeed is mostly known for its quizzes and goofy videos, I enjoy checking on their news site every so often. They always keep me entertained and give me information at the same time. If I ever have a specific question about news, I normally just look on Google and click the first or second link to a credible news site. I mostly consume my news through videos, audio reports, and text. I find that watching videos about news keeps me more entertained and invested in the content. If I’m reading something, I get distracted easily and can’t focus very well, so having videos on content helps me a lot. Watching news videos is definitely my go to format for consuming news. I don’t normally interact with very many news articles and I don’t think I have ever left a comment on a news article. I’ve never been near any valuable news stories to send in pictures or get interviewed about. In high school, I was a part of a news talk show that provided entertainment and information about our town. I had to interview a lot of people and get information from several news sites. Most social media leads me straight to the news stories I find. Aside from googling news, social media is my main source of news media. As I mentioned before, I normally find out about important local news stories through somebody posting about them on social media. I have found most of my local news stories on Facebook from friends posting them. I have a Twitter account, but mostly use it to follow my favorite bands and artists, and check on what’s trending. When I want to check if a news source or article is reliable and credible, I normally check if other sites were cited in the article and if the grammar and spelling is correct. If I find a news source on Facebook, I always make sure to check it more thoroughly to make sure if it’s an actual news source. Most days, media is tricky when it comes to reliability and credibility. 

True Crime link!

Hey, y’all!

As I mentioned on my about page, I have loved true crime for years. One of my favorite podcasts to listen to is called Crime Junkie. It is hosted by Ashley Flowers and Brit Prawat. They talk about a lot of cases every week, both unsolved and solved.