Keeping track of the news gives you the information you need to prepare for bad weather, avoid heavy traffic and other surprises, and decide whether you’re satisfied with politicians. It’s especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, there are more ways than ever to stay up-to-date on current events.
Cable television has been popular for years, and many networks have regular local shows with news, traffic and weather during mornings and evenings. With CNN, you can watch the news any time. You can also check out The Weather Channel for information about weather all over the world. If you feel like laughing while you get your information, several comedy shows provide fun jokes along with all the pertinent facts. Still, if you decide not to be a cable TV customer, you can still watch local news channels with an antenna.
Even if you don’t have cable TV, you can watch the news from most channels through YouTube. Many journalists and other individuals post original content on this platform as well. Search for your favorite network or journalist or look for local news in your city. Most videos on YouTube are less than 15 minutes long, so they’re ideal for a quick summary of regional or national events.
3. Reddit and Facebook
Many cities and towns have local groups on these websites. They’re ideal for finding out about nearby sales, getting reviews about restaurants, deciding whether to attend local events, or seeing interesting photos of your neighborhood. Many people use these sites to inquire about lost pets and sell unwanted items. When your Facebook friends see a news story that you might be interested in, they can share it and help you stay informed.
For a concise summary of the news that’s important to you, sign up for a daily email newsletter. View it on your computer or smartphone and decide whether you want to skim some quick headlines or dive in and get more details.
Many popular smartphone apps can give you the latest news and weather. Apple News comes with all iOS devices, and it works with popular publications like The New York Times and National Geographic. Google News lets you download stories to read later, and its recommendation system will learn which topics you’re interested in over time.
When you open Microsoft News, formerly called MSN News, for the first time, the app will ask you to choose the topics you want to know about most. You can change your settings anytime and can focus on news near you. Notifications for breaking news are available, and you can choose light or dark color themes. With the BBC News app, you can watch a live news channel along with reading articles. It’s an excellent source of international news.
You can listen to the news while driving, taking care of household chores, or doing other tasks. Many podcasts are available through your computer or smartphone, and they make keeping track of current events easy.
Staying Up-to-Date has Never Been Easier
Whether you turn to your TV, social media, smartphone apps, podcasts, you’re bound to find and consume all the news you need. With all this modern technology, finding out what’s going on in your neighborhood is simple.