View Full Version : What's your favorite news source?

March 22nd, 2006, 11:54 PM
Right now I've started reading Yahoo News, for a few months now. I used to read the New York Times, but it came across as too partisan for me (and I was turned off by TimesSelect too), I still check it sometimes. I used to like Slate too, but grew tired of the sensationalism.

I hate cnn.com and foxnews.com, I can't make sense out of google news, and I've never found BBC news very appealing or relevant (I live in Arizona). I stay away from network news sites (ABCNews, CBS, MSNBC) because they're second rate.

I also subscribe to about 200 or so various news/blog feeds on bloglines that I just skim. I don't read boingboing, digg, or slashdot. Well I read digg when I'm bored to see what the trolls are saying, that's about it.

What do you read?

March 23rd, 2006, 12:18 AM
This website is my Firefox home page.

This is the website of my favorite talk show host Michael Savage. I'm consitering making it my homepage.

I also read Slashdot daily and watch Fox News TV.

March 23rd, 2006, 12:43 AM
planet.gnome.org ;-)

For news, it's mainly news.bbc.co.uk and the otherwise the local paper. I read wikipedia and occationally that mainpage breaks some news to me, but I don't read it for the news.

Blogs, quite many; especially rocketboom and boing boing, nothing unique at all there I guess.

March 23rd, 2006, 02:02 AM
I have rss feeds for newsforge and linux.com which I read when interesting articles come up, eg My sysadmin toolbox or my desktop os...

I don't really read news that much..

[edit] I can't get used to the mainstream stuff like slashdot, digg, or similar but, I have hackaday.com in my daily open for firefox though I don't read it everyday..

March 23rd, 2006, 02:47 AM
Best news service in the world: http://news.bbc.co.uk

March 23rd, 2006, 05:24 AM
news.google.com, but I don't read news much..

March 23rd, 2006, 05:59 AM
Not really a readable source, I guess, but I'm a big NPR fan. I do occasionally glance over Google News, and there are specific sites like Digg that I read for technical news or news relating to political issues that interest me (the Advocate, etc.), but for general news, I stream NPR's All Things Considered, most days, and sometimes Morning Edition, as well, depending on when I get up.


March 23rd, 2006, 06:25 AM
Depends on what kind of news. I have RSS feeds for these
1. Technology/Computer related news - news.com
2. Linux/FLOSS news - Linux.com, DesktopLinux.com, Linux-watch.com, and Groklaw.net (why doesn't Linux.org have an RSS feed?)
3. Ubuntu - Ubuntu fridge (the main Ubuntu page news hasn't been updated in months)
4. Kubuntu - Kubuntu main page
5. KDE - dot.kde.org, Planet KDE, and the blogs of the kde devs.
6. For all other news... I read the papers and watch TV. BBC and Channel News Asia mostly.

March 23rd, 2006, 06:27 AM
I don't have one. I go to many different news sites so I can get a more balanced view of the news.

March 23rd, 2006, 07:34 AM
Slashdot, Digg and Fark. What can I say, I'm a nerd.

March 23rd, 2006, 07:46 AM
I've been going to news.myway.com and www.cnn.com for political and world news. NPR is constantly on to and from work. I have FoxNews taken out of the available channels on my TV (although I don't watch much anyway).

March 23rd, 2006, 08:06 AM
Fox News, because I love unbiased, objective reporting.

Slashdot for the win, and The Register too

March 23rd, 2006, 12:28 PM
That slashdot is terrible they keep posting stories about ubuntu. And they were their from the begining with firefox.


March 23rd, 2006, 03:44 PM
ArsTechnica, for my geek news

Groklaw, for well, my geek open source related legal news... (has a newvac on the right which is nice)

Richard Stallman's Page (father of GNU :) ) In particular, the political notes section

LinuxEmu, for emulator related news

I don't like slashdot, or the register, and I got bored with newsforge's recent articles (lameness.)

March 23rd, 2006, 04:25 PM
I'm a big fan of http://news.bbc.co.uk

http://newsvine.com is a pretty good new site as well....its user controlled like Digg but deals with the normal news categories instead of just tech

Master Shake
March 23rd, 2006, 04:31 PM
CLTV. Only available on Chicago area cable providers. And occasionally Fox news. I avoid CNN like the paluge.

March 23rd, 2006, 04:54 PM
I use a feed reader, because this list is huge. (sage - firefox extension)



Planet Debian
Planet Freedesktop
Planet Gnome
Planet Ubuntu
Footnotes - Gnome Desktop News
The Fridge
New Ubuntu (Dapper) packages feed
Ars Technica
Linux Journal
Mark's Sysinternals Blog
Dapper Change list

(Underlined ones are my favorites, I'd suggest checking them out.)

March 23rd, 2006, 05:05 PM
International news:
BBC News (http://news.bbc.co.uk/):
News about my country(Dutch speaking part of Belgium aka. Flanders):
De Standaard (http://www.standaard.be/) and VRT Nieuws (http://www.vrtnieuws.net) (but since most of you don't speak any Dutch, you'll probably not going to be interested in the latter two)

March 23rd, 2006, 05:23 PM
slashdot (http://slashdot.org/)
HackaDay (http://www.hackaday.com/)

I'm sorta religious about slashdot, but I check hackaday every now and again, since that is just for fun.

March 23rd, 2006, 05:28 PM
bbc.co.uk, digg.com, slashdot.org...

March 23rd, 2006, 06:07 PM
I use RSS feed from BBC news and the Tweakers.net RSS feed (for Dutch geeks hehe)

March 23rd, 2006, 06:26 PM
I use;
http://news.bbc.co.uk for General everyday news.

Tech news sites:

March 23rd, 2006, 07:00 PM
mostly cnn.com .

March 23rd, 2006, 07:06 PM
Portuguese News - http://www.max-pt.net

March 23rd, 2006, 08:43 PM
http://www.shortnews.com - I read it over my lunch (I eat at my desk), or even at home before breakfast or supper. I always read it when I'm eating though, go figure. I prefer it for it's short news briefs.

http://www.ananova.com - Just because I love scandals and gossip

http://www.cbc.ca/ottawa - For local and national news

http://www.580cfra.com/ - For quick local news

October 3rd, 2006, 12:38 PM
A friend of mine send me this link:


All there, on one spot. Even digg.

October 3rd, 2006, 01:04 PM
Homepage on my browser is set to BBC and I use that for my ongoing "news" fix.

I also use Liferea for RSS feeds and I have loads of Linux and FLOSS sites (LXer, distrowatch, slashdot etc). I usually open that once a day and have a browse.


October 3rd, 2006, 01:07 PM

October 3rd, 2006, 01:10 PM
i tend to look on bbc.co.uk and digg.com.

October 3rd, 2006, 01:18 PM
mine www.nexusmagazine.com

October 3rd, 2006, 01:21 PM
because of this thread i just read the actual news that is happening now: http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Fatal_shooting_at_school_in_Pennsylvania%2C_USA

halfvolle melk
October 3rd, 2006, 01:21 PM
The daily show

October 3rd, 2006, 01:36 PM
I have 2 bookmarks of google news in my ff toolbar, one for the dutch google news searching keywords linux, one for the english google earth searching linux :wink: This way I keep track of all the sites(newsforge, slashdot etc.) cuz the interesting news will always show up in the search results. I check it every day (among with distrowatch and ubuntu forums) :)