What I consume and when I consume it. (Or, where I get my news)
New York Times– continuously throughout the day, as my home page this site is refreshed often.
Al Jazeera- 2-3 times a day, depending on the day. After getting the basic western-centric stories from the Times, I move on to other sources to absorb the views of the rest of the world.
Pro Publica– once a day. I shoot over to Pro Publica when I have time to really focus on a story. It’s my favorite site for in-depth pieces on an issue.
Feministing.com– continuously throughout the day. I love this site for an opinionated take on issues that effect women and other minorities (racial or sexual orientation). They often bring my focus to a particular event and then I can dig deeper into it on other sites.
New Yorker- once a week or every other week. Curling up with the long-form pieces in the New Yorker is one of my favorite pastimes. A friend recently gifted me almost 8 months worth of issues and while the time has passed for some articles, others remain startlingly relevant.
Mother Jones– 2-3 times a day. The humor, compassion and straight-up talk delivered by the writers of Mother Jones makes it one of my favorite sources for investigative news.
On The Media– every Thursday night. Thursday night is my favorite night of the week because that’s when I can listen to this podcast that so neatly dissects news stories, phenonmenons, tools, and more. Seriously, cannot say enough good things about it.
This American Life– about once a week. Because it makes me happy and I love Ira Glass’s voice.
Radiolab– about once a week. Like This American Life, except about science. For non-scientists.
Albuquerque Journal– infrequently, but with great enthusiasm. I don’t pick this paper up as much as I should but I do like it for being the biggest paper in New Mexico.
Weekly Alibi– every week. I still enjoy the Alibi, though it makes me sad that they no longer publish news. I like the crossword puzzles.