Streetwise: What's your primary source of news? Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Mar 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm
As technology evolves, so does the dispersal of information. This week, Roving Reporter Stan Wharton went to The Livery to ask residents where they get their news -- when they aren't reading the Danville Express, of course.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 8, 2012, 1:19 PM
Posted by [removed], a resident of another community, on Mar 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm
Thank you, Stan,
Excellent question and good answers. Personally, watching Faux (FOX) Snooze (News) would not be a choice. They do provide exceptional comedy for Jon Stewart and the Daily Show, so they do have some purpose.
I receive various global news feeds daily from Reuters, API, Straits Times and various subscriber information services. My focus is global economy and politics with a specific interest in technology development and its impact of world economies.
Locally, I receive subscriber news services as the in-depth study of economics, politics and culture in our various Contra Costa corridors. I enjoy the various Patch.com sites for local news summaries. [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment]
Posted by spcwt, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Mar 12, 2012 at 6:57 am
Iíve never watched Fox News. Not once. I donít get that channel. Nor have I watched any TV news in the past 15 years for that matter.
But I find it ironic that those who claim to know the most about how bad Faux Snooze is are its harshest critics. How do they know it is so bad? Are they actually watching it? Or are they just parroting what theyíve been told? Do yourself a favor. Donít get your news from TV.
I like the Wall Street Journal and read it daily, but they are terribly biased and often wrong. But they are often right and more often than not they report stories that the rest of the media ignores.
Iíve read every edition of Time Magazine cover to cover since 1992. Sadly, it has lost its best writers. It generally portrays conservatives in a negative light and often cheerleads for Democrats and pet issues dear to most Democrats like climate change, racial issues, income inequality, etc. They also were uncharacteristically cheerleading Bush in the run up to the Iraq war, as did the NY Times. Shame on them both.
I subscribe to Wired Magazine, Mother Jones, The Atlantic, Harpers, the Economist and Vanity Fair. I also subscribe to the San Ramon Valley Times and have read it daily for nearly two decades, even though its quality has deteriorated precipitously.
Iím probably one of the few who still reads print media. I canít stand reading on my wifeís Ipad.
Posted by GG, a resident of another community, on Mar 14, 2012 at 10:01 pm
Do we really have a choice? The Bay Area News group owns the following papers:
San Mateo County Times
Contra Costa Times
East County Times
San Ramon Valley Times
The Oakland Tribune
The Daily News
Marin Independent Journal
Santa Cruz Sentinel
East Bay Community Newspapers
Silicon Valley Community Newspapers
Vallejo Times Herald
there's probably more, who knows...
as well as
La Ganga Especial
Jobs, Careers & Education
For any local or bay area news we are stuck with the views of the Bay Area News Group and their reporters biases.
By the way, how much is your subscription? My sister who lives in Sunnyvale was sent a bill for 129.00 for a one year subscription for the Mercury News. She called and asked what mine was for the Contra Costa Times, I told her 60.00 for a year. She called the Mercury News and complained, they gave her a year for 80.00. So how much is your subscription? (The subscriptions are for 7 days a week)