Mary Engelbreit: The bad news is, nothing lasts forever. The good news is, nothing lasts forever.
Where do you get your news from? Do you read a daily newspaper? Or read a certain newspaper online, like the Washington Post or the Los Angeles Times? Do you pay a fee to read all the articles behind the paywall? Or just read what’s available online to everyone?
I admit I still read a newspaper. I receive both the Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register on Sunday mornings and it’s my little respite after a long, busy Saturday. (Yeah, right.) Anyway, I pick out my favorite sections of the paper, including the coupons, and it takes about an hour to read through everything. The LA Times, for just Sunday delivery, is a bit pricey. The Register, on the other hand, cost me just $5 for twelve months. I found a Groupon for this great price, and I sure hope to find another one when it’s time to renew next month.
While getting ready in the morning, I watch most of the first hour of the Today Show. Based on what segment they’re showing on the TV, I can figure out if I’m running behind or early. I overslept this morning (never set my phone alarm last night!) and watching the Today Show this morning kept me aware of how far behind I really was.
A recent Pew study reveals that 67% of Americans get at least some of their news from social media. (The number rises to 78% for those Americans under 50.) The percentages of U.S. adults who say they get their news from each social media platform:
You Tube: 18%
What’s your favorite source for news? I follow several news organizations on Twitter, so I check that a couple times a day for up-to-the-minute news. (Yes, I even get some celebrity gossip there too, but I draw the line at the Kardashians. I’ve blocked them!)
Times have changed, of course. We no longer gather around the dinner table and watch the evening news. Now, I’ll listen to a news station in my car on the way home from work and maybe stay up late enough to watch the 11:00 news. And before I know it, the Today Show is on once again.