Fox News when I want a laugh
NSMBC when I want a little partisanship with my news. You go Ratchel
NPR for in death reporting.
Time and the Nation mags.
Two daily newspapers
Yes, I,m a news junkie.
Recently I prefer podcasts at night. Five minutes of NPR's hourly news, and one or two episodes of BBC Global News that last up to 30 minutes each. I choose which BBC episodes to listen to based mostly on the headlines quoted in each podcast's description, then I can fast forward through stories I'm less interested in.
I don't really get much from NPR other than a quick summary of what they think the headlines should be, so it gives me a shallow perception of what's considered important for the day. I get a lot out of BBC Global News because their stories go deeper, e.g. five to fifteen minutes or so per story, depending on what they've gathered from one or more of their field reporters. In interviews, BBC pushes their questions harder than US media does, sometimes to a fault, but I like that they try harder to get answers to their questions rather than just accept whatever the responder says and then move on to the next unproductive question.
I think my time is two or three times more productive that way, because no commercials (of course), but I'm also not forcing myself to listen to the same stories repeatedly, unless I can hear interesting differences in how one story is covered or how it unfolds. I usually like their daily mix of "top story" topics vs in-depth journalism. (BBC Global News podcast comes out twice a day.)