Reading the News

Growing up, my only source of news was our local news channel, CP24. This was the default channel that was always on our TV. That and the six o’clock news on CTV.

After leaving home for university, I don’t really consume the news. I didn’t feel like anything was missing nor was I missing out. Yes, I may be uninformed but like any decision there are tradeoffs, and being uninformed is one of them.

Now, my news consumption consists of Twitter, email newsletters, and conversations with friends. Through those channels, I’ll stay up to date on major events.

I had a conversation on reading the news with one of my friends, Jihii. She’s researched and explored the topic of news consumption extensively and she got me questioning my relationship with the news. I think it’s time for me to reassess my news consumption habits.

July 20, 2021

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