After a massive following spree on Facebook and Twitter, I have created a news diet to keep up with ongoing news around the globe. This news diet will give me the ability to get real-time updates about what is happening in the news.
The variety of people and news outlets I have chosen to follow will give me different angles and perspectives on national, international and local news. By following The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and NPR News, I am able to get a range of diverse information all at once.
Specific reporters are essential to follow while assembling a news diet because it allows you to engage with the reporter and observe the style of how the reporter is reporting. I chose to follow reporters like Anderson Cooper, Miguel Almaguer and Clarissa Ward and much more to learn about their methods of coverage and investigating.
While searching for users to follow, I stumbled upon NPR Invisibilia, a new show about human behavior. I’ve never heard of this show, so I decided to give it a listen. I found it to be so interesting that I decided to follow them on Twitter so I can get updates when new segments air.
Social media empowers news consumers to stay up-to-date with the latest information, but too much information can be overwhelming. It is critical for web editors to follow outlets and reporters that provide unique and comprehensive reporting.
I use sites like TweetDeck and Feedly to help categorize specific information I am interested in and make it easier to find what I’m looking for. Choosing to create a news diet will make it easier to obtain a variety of information in an organized and immediate way.