The last few days I've learned some things about how we get news. Apparently TV has joined newspapers in decline.
I had the TV on to watch Doris Kearns Goodwin. Between the times she spoke in that hour I was disgusted to watch a newscaster go on forever about the latest e-mail debacle associated with Hillary Clinton. There was even a panel discussion. I had a strong urge to tap the TV screen to tell the newscaster to give it up, that flashed and died in about two hours. Stop beating a dead horse. No wonder people are moving away from TV as their primary source of news.
I've joined the millennials in getting my news in short bursts. I don't want to watch a panel of people talking over each other in loud voices. I say "One at a time please!"
Future TV will not be done as it is now by a schedule you have to meet or the show is forever gone. In the future the shows will be out there available for you to watch at your convenience. Few programs will be carried live.
Podcasts are going to become much more popular. I listen to a number of audio podcasts now but would like to see a bigger selection. Podcasts also come as videos, but I prefer the audio.
Newsy is a news source millennials are using. They want their news on their smart phone, not on TV. I put Newsy on my iPad and phone but haven't used it yet. I enjoy podcasts because I can listen to in-depth discussion on issues I care about. I prefer news in short blips like Twitter or Facebook. If something catches my eye I'll follow up with more lengthy sources.
News as we have it today is poisoning the water. I'm going to be watching FOX News to see what changes, if any, they make now that Roger Ailes is no longer in charge there.
There must be a healthier way to do this news thing. What are your thoughts?