How To Get The News When You're Always On The Go

In this day in age, asking someone if they know what’s happening in the White House or the conflict in the Middle East is as equally discussed as a celebrity’s latest Instagram post. For us girls who are perpetually busy, it’s so easy to put the news on the back burner to everything else we have going on. However, as we live the age of instant updates, this means we have a multitude of resources on how news can be accessed. In order to catch up on the fast-paced world of journalism, here’s a variety of ways to keep up with the news that takes less time than a line at Starbucks.

 

For the podcast fans:

*Tip: listen on the way to class instead of music

 

New York Times “The Daily”

As a frequenter of the New York Times, I find this a great way to get a 30-minute version of the iconic paper. It comes straight to your phone every day and goes in depth on the day's hard-hitting stories.

 

NPR Hourly

Need something even more current? National Public Radio produces a five-minute podcast of a recent top news story that’s updated hourly. So there’s no excuse not to be woke.

 

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For the readers:

*Tip: take a break from social media scrolling to check out an article or two. See if you can get student discounts on your favorite paper!

 

The New York Times Daily Briefing

Want to start your day informed? Every morning the NYT produces a morning briefing of what you need to know before you leave your room. (Still too much work? You can get it emailed right to your inbox everyday.)

 

The Daily Skimm

This service is marketed towards female millennials who love to be informed with a daily newsletter that can give you all your information or will allow you to pick and choose what topics you want. You can even ‘skimm ahead’ and sync alerts for certain updates straight to your online calendar. If you need more convincing, it’s even supported by Oprah.

 

<center><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I just became a Skimm’er. News that’s smart and fun. Those <a href="/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://twitter.com/theskimm?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">https://twitter.com/theskimm?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TheSkimm</a> girls are on to something. Check it out! <a href="/%3Ca%20href%3D"http://t.co/uF4oAbxrpx">http://t.co/uF4oAbxrpx">http://t.co/uF4oAbxrpx</a></p>&mdash; Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) <a href="/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://twitter.com/Oprah/status/522389109424136192?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">https://twitter.com/Oprah/status/522389109424136192?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="/%3Ca%20href%3D"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js">https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></center>

 

For the visual learners:

*Tip: Unwind from your day by watching a short news broadcast instead of going down a YouTube video rabbit hole.

 

Philip DeFranco

For a fun wrap up on all things national, international, pop culture and even in the YouTube community, Philip Defranco makes a 10-15 minute video everyday highlighting everything he thinks you should know. His motto is that "it’s not just a show, it’s a conversation," so he’ll gladly give his opinion and let viewers sound off in the comments for a chance to receive multiple perspectives.

 

BBC One Minute World News

All you have to do is check the BBC website through the day- yes, 24/7- to get a one minute visual summary of one of the top stories happening in the world.

 

For those who literally cannot be bothered:

*Tip: Set these notifications as “persistent” instead of temporary on your phone.

 

Google News Alerts

Want to know the latest updates on anything from The Royal Family to The White House? Give Google your most used email address for updates on any subject to be sent directly to your phone and laptop.

 

CNN/NBC/FOX App

Download the app of your favorite news outlet and allow notifications for a constant stream of the latest breaking news updates. Whether you have time to read on your walk to class or can only check out the headlines, at least you can say you tried.

 

Okay ladies now let’s get information.

 

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