7:30 a.m.: I wake up and usually will check my notifications on my iPhone first thing. I’ll have all of my morning news pushed from the WaPo, NYT, WSJ, AZ Central and LA Times. I also will check Twitter, my e-mail, any new texts, and make coffee often while doing all of this as well.
8:00 am: I turn on my TV and head to my DVR as I always record Morning Joe on MSNBC. I will usually have my coffee and watch the first 30-60 mins of the show as it does become redundant after that. I find it to be informative and topical on the the stories leading the news day.
10:00 a.m.: I usually head to the gym at this time as my ASU classes are in the afternoon and evening this semester. I will listen to Spotify at the gym for music and podcasts. If there’s breaking news I will turn on the NBC news app on my phone and I can listen LIVE to the breaking stories, or I’ll turn on YouTube as the news channels all have LIVE feeds there as well.
2:00 p.m..: At campus I’ll check my Twitter feed pretty regularly between classes. I follow about 300 news sources so it’s always populating with the latest information and breaking news, often before the TV networks broadcast anything that’s breaking.
6:00 p.m.: Driving home from ASU I’ll often listen to KJZZ, Phoenix’s NPR station. I’ll get the top of the hour news and then the shows Marketplace and Fresh Air follow that.
8:00 p.m.: I like to watch MSNBC at night and will watch The Rachel Maddow Show that I DVR on Monday’s, All In with Chris Hayes and The 11th Hour which all keep me up to date on the biggest stories of the day, and they’re entertaining as well with an array of experts and guests on each show.
If there’s not a lot of exciting news happening or it’s repetitive I also will tune into the streaming platforms that I watch including, Netflix, Prime, Hulu, HBO Max and AMC+. I’m currently watching The Mayfair Witches, The new Madoff documentary series and I will watch whatever new movies perk my interest.
The most credible media sources for me are the NBC News family of networks (NBC, CNBC, MSNBC and their digital platforms) and NPR as well as PBS.
I find NBC to have to best guests and contributors, the best news presenters, and reputation. I enjoy consuming their news brand in all it’s formats.
NPR and PBS I find to be the most impartial and straight forward. I do like that they will present different sides of things, but always with a more central or moderate leaning, whereas my other Favorite NBC definitely has a left leaning slant. I like to hear a variety of opinions.