How do you get your news fix?

I’ll admit it – I’m addicted to the news. No, not Huey Lewis’ talented back up band –  but the current events type.

Everymorning I am entranced by Steve Inskeep and Renee Montange of NPR’s Morning Edition. Then I get to my desk and I open,, and my iGoogle home page where I have Google Reader deliver me the news on a variety of topics I am interested in from some of my favorite columnists, news sites and bloggers.

I leave these pages open all day.  While on a phone call I am likely to be skimming the headlines clicking around on articles that look interesting and checking to see if anything new has been added. Sometimes I (guilty pleasure) click over to the celebrity or entertainment pages of these sites to see if there is any “news” there.

As I eat lunch I also consume the headlines sent to my Linked-In home page. When I have writer’s block I switch it up by reading the NY Times. When I’ve run out of interesting things to read on my “regular” sites, I head over to Google News and thumb through their top stories. I’m notorious for emailing articles and my fingers hurt from clicking share this buttons all day long.

I peruse news links on Twitter. I get mobile updates. I am a fan of WGBH and WRNI on Facebook. I’m not big on traditional television broadcast news. I’ll watch Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow and Jon Stewart (yes, I think of this as news-ish), but my local 11 o’clock news programming – – forget it.

Let’s see. Am I forgetting anything? Nope. That’s it.

While I sip my morning coffee you will notice that my hands are clean and that instead I am in front of my laptop opened to

Once in a while, I get a hankering for a newsprint, smudge crossword puzzle and I sneak over to my father-in-law’s house and I steal his copy of the Sunday  Journal.  I’d pay $.50 for that.


How much does a newspaper cost now?