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    1. What source do you use to get the news? why did you choose this source? (i.e TV, online, radio, news paper, etc.)
    2. IS the source you chose a reliable source of news? Why?
    3. Do you take into account that the news may be biased?
    4. How do you feel about the news media over all? (Are they reliable? Are they moral? are they professional? etc.)

    1. My firefox has an RSS feed for headline news. I also read the local newspaper (the Province and the Vancouver Sun), watch CNN and CBC periodically. I also listen to news radio when I'm in the car.
    2. Yea. I have faith in my news outlets because, well, most of them are owned by fairly large companies.
    3. Yes.
    4. Yes, yes, and yes. I don't really see any horrible problems with the news I receive.


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    1. What source do you use to get the news? why did you choose this source? (i.e TV, online, radio, news paper, etc.)
    Mostly the internet. I rarely watch TV anymore, so its only now and then I get the news from the TV.
    2. IS the source you chose a reliable source of news? Why?
    Most of the time. But I do aslo look at other places, to find their point of view.
    3. Do you take into account that the news may be biased?
    Offcause, Like others posted here, you have to take the info with a grain of salt.
    4. How do you feel about the news media over all? (Are they reliable? Are they moral? are they professional? etc.)
    In most cases they act professional, But I do tend to be sceptical for TV news, then the news paper.

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    1. What source do you use to get the news? why did you choose this source? (i.e TV, online, radio, news paper, etc.)

    I'll give two answers since it's different here and back home. In Japan I get to know the newest stuff through talking to my friends mostly. Back home in Sweden I usually read the paper and checked on the internet every other day or so.

    2. IS the source you chose a reliable source of news? Why?

    I trust my friends. They are a bit more knowledgable than me and we generally have the same opinions. The paper I have a hate-love relationship with. Swedish reporters are so stupid that I often get angry at them, but it also often makes me laugh. Internet is varying.

    3. Do you take into account that the news may be biased?

    I always consider it to be biased. I do not trust the conclusions or anything that the news gives me, only the eventual facts they might hand me. Not even that in political news.

    4. How do you feel about the news media over all? (Are they reliable? Are they moral? are they professional? etc.)

    I generally feel them to be either corrupt or uneducated. I have yet to find a source media which I can trust.

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    1. What source do you use to get the news? why did you choose this source? (i.e TV, online, radio, news paper, etc.)

    The internet and newspapers. I use the internet because it's easy to find lots of info, and I read newspapers to keep in touch with local events and for in-depth analysis of international events.

    2. IS the source you chose a reliable source of news? Why?

    The internet is a mixed bag. I mostly use the big international news sites because they are reliable by necessity. If they were not, their reputation would go down the drain, and with it their entire business model.

    Finnish newspapers also hold a high standard, and the ones I read are known to be reliable in thair reporting. In fact, the best way to get reliable reporting is to stick to the big and respected newspapers because they can't afford to be too sloppy in their reporting. If they were they'd go out of business pretty soon.

    Naturally, this isn't foolproof by any means, but it tends to work in most cases.

    3. Do you take into account that the news may be biased?

    Of course. To minimize this influence I try to check the facts and use multiple sources to confirm news stories.

    4. How do you feel about the news media over all? (Are they reliable? Are they moral? are they professional? etc.)

    I feel that the news media is a mixed bag. On one hand you have media who try to do their job, and report the facts as they are, but on the other hand you have the sensationalist media that's more concerned with quick profits. Unfortunately the latter seems to have become more common.

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    1. What source do you use to get the news? why did you choose this source? (i.e TV, online, radio, news paper, etc.)
    Online + Newspaper
    2. IS the source you chose a reliable source of news? Why?
    Newspaper are always a bit late and those free Newspapers I read can't really be used to get any reliable news. Online news are by far reliable / informative / specialized.
    3. Do you take into account that the news may be biased?
    Yes.
    4. How do you feel about the news media over all? (Are they reliable? Are they moral? are they professional? etc.)
    Most of it: too unprofessional / unreliable, but well, you can always find some reliable sources somewhere, just don't trust the too popular ones, which tend to be pretty bad imho.

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    1. What source do you use to get the news? why did you choose this source? (i.e TV, online, radio, news paper, etc.)

    Used to be the internet (mostly reuters), but we have a Toronto Star subscription now, so i use that most of the time. internet because of availability and searchable; newspaper, because we have a subscription and i like reading from print sources.

    2. IS the source you chose a reliable source of news? Why

    the internet - as people have said - varies greatly. the Toronto Star has a liberal bent; sometimes it's really obvious and it annoys me a lot. but reading the opinion/editorial sections help balance that a bit.

    3. Do you take into account that the news may be biased?

    yup, definitely. i dislike bias.

    4. How do you feel about the news media over all? (Are they reliable? Are they moral? are they professional? etc.)

    again, it varies. however, i don't feel that a lot of people in this thread is giving the media enough credit - without the media, the government would really have us tied down. reliable, outside information would be few and far in between. media does a good job of disseminating information (or misinformation at times).

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    Quote Originally Posted by p00 View Post
    1. What source do you use to get the news? why did you choose this source? (i.e TV, online, radio, news paper, etc.)
    2. IS the source you chose a reliable source of news? Why?
    3. Do you take into account that the news may be biased?
    4. How do you feel about the news media over all? (Are they reliable? Are they moral? are they professional? etc.)
    1. Online at youtube usually clips of news from Fox/ABC or something like that. Sometimes, I read the newspaper (New York Times).

    2. Yes, my sources are reliable. Fox/ABC/NY Times are highly credible sources and not really the type I'd expect to have stories blown out of proportion.

    3. Yes, I believe all news sources are bias to some degree. Some, like Fox, are criticized for being more conservative & more pro-goverment then most news stations.

    4. Overall I feel that the news media is friggin POWERFUL. They can influence how people think so easily. They are our source of information.

 

 
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