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Where do you get your news? TV? Online? Papers? Social media?

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LaraGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 26-Sep-19 12:43:07

Just a quick poll. Do you tend to read the news on one medium? Or do you tend to watch the news in the morning on TV and then get updates on your phone throughout the day? Or do you prefer to buy the papers? Do you rely on social media for real-time updates?

Riverwalk Thu 26-Sep-19 12:48:02

Radio 4, online newspapers, and BBC website.

boheminan Thu 26-Sep-19 12:52:35


Wobbles Thu 26-Sep-19 12:54:38

Generally online from BBC and Sky websites then watch 6 or 10 o'clock BBC news.
Momentous news days I watch BBC, Sky or Euro news channels.

Sussexborn Thu 26-Sep-19 13:10:24

All of the above! OH even used to buy newspapers on holiday! Now he just stands in the shop reading them until I spot him and drag him away.

LondonGranny Thu 26-Sep-19 13:17:18

BBC online, mostly, but I buy a real paper copy of my local paper. I've stopped listening to news because I can't bear it when I hear Trump's voice. There are journalists I follow on twitter too although I don't tweet myself.

MiniMoon Thu 26-Sep-19 13:17:46

Radio and BBC News app.

I've been trying to avoid the news recently, but it has a way of creeping up on you!

LondonGranny Thu 26-Sep-19 13:24:09

Oh, I also read book, film & TV reviews in papers online. The Guardian usually because it's not behind a paywall or part of the 'premium' content like, for example in The Telegraph. I like the Guardian's cryptic crosswords too. I occasionally bung them a donation too because it's only fair.

LondonGranny Thu 26-Sep-19 13:28:01

Also the fact I can enlarge print online with the Ctrl= keys pressed down together is great. I have to wear my extremely strong sewing glasses to read the local paper.

Maybelle Thu 26-Sep-19 13:42:35

Tv in the morning, then update at 10pm on the tv again.
No newspapers or social media news

Cherrytree59 Thu 26-Sep-19 13:44:44


Grannybags Thu 26-Sep-19 13:45:38

BBC news for breakfast, then radio 4. With everything going on at the moment I check with Sky news on and off during the day

Scribbles Thu 26-Sep-19 14:29:41

LBC radio at breakfast time; random radio news bulletins during the day; MSN, the Independent and local news sites on my tablet.

mcem Thu 26-Sep-19 14:34:11

All of the above. Print newspapers less and less.

Gonegirl Thu 26-Sep-19 15:11:51

On here mostly. Cba to read papers.

I might occasionally pick up half an item on the Today programme, but it's soon forgotten.

Twitter's good for it.

LondonGranny Thu 26-Sep-19 15:24:07

Forgot to mention Private Eye. It often breaks important news before anyone else does. They knew Robert Maxwell was a crook long before anyone else cared to mention it. They got sued countless times for telling the truth about him.

Day6 Thu 26-Sep-19 15:37:25

I read a variety of papers and articles online, including the Telegraph, Guardian, Spectator, Private Eye. I only buy newspapers at the weekend these days.

I will switch over rather than watch BBC, Sky or Channel4 news coverage on TV .It's all EU biased.

I listen to the radio too, so get brief news headlines if I'm on a music channel. I'll follow up the stories online. Cannot listen to Radio4 any longer, either.

Day6 Thu 26-Sep-19 15:41:16

Oh and I check Twitter on my phone a few times during the day (briefly) for breaking news or developments and the opinions of those I follow.

Amagran Thu 26-Sep-19 15:52:45

BBC radio and TV, newspapers, mainly Guardian but use MSN to access articles in other newspapers at home and abroad.

My Tory friends won't watch BBC news because they think it is biased towards the left and my Labour friends won't watch it because they think it is biased to the right! hmm I reckon the BBC must have it just about right then!

tanith Thu 26-Sep-19 15:58:01

BBC in the morning on tv, then online newspapers and the bbc online I only buy a newspaper once a week.

GrandmaJan Thu 26-Sep-19 16:03:17

I subscribe to The Times and Sunday Times digital newspaper and then I go onto the BBC & Sky News websites during the day. ITV or BBC tv news on an evening

silverlining48 Thu 26-Sep-19 16:06:32

Am not techie never online with iPad or phone.

Radio 4 on most of the day and world service most of the night ( insomniac!) with television news and current affairs in the evenings, usually bbc or channel 4 ( an hour of news there). Have watched aljazera, and get a paper at the weekend.
By the end of the day when I hear an item I think I knew it already til I remember hearing it hours before on the world service in the middle of the night.
It’s all very depressing, I might have to change to a music station.

LondonGranny Thu 26-Sep-19 16:12:40

Radio 3 has very little news. I used to listen to World Service a lot because it had global rather than parochial news but the Trump effect stopped that. I can read about him if I brace myself but his voice makes me want to curl up and hide.

sodapop Thu 26-Sep-19 16:22:28

Radio, TV news channels, on line papers, GN.

annodomini Thu 26-Sep-19 16:52:57

Radios 4 & 5; Guardian and Independent on line; BBC TV News; Channel 4 News; the I newspaper.