How Do You Obtain Your News?

How Do You Obtain Your News?The facts have been in and quite clear for a number of years, newspapers and magazines are going the way of the payphone, the pencil sharpener and the home phone in the kitchen.

The question is – How Do You Obtain Your News?

There are some who may say – Why should I care?

The latter question may be a topic for another article. Let’s assume this answer for now – It is important to be on top of the news in general in order to be conversant with others. It is important to be on top of the news in your area of business in order to be considered an expert or at least competent. It is important to be on top of the news in and around where you live in order to be aware of what is going on in your community.

Right now if you have an opposing view, or even a supporting view, go to the comments section for this article and make your statement.

My curious nature has me wondering how many people still read the newspaper or magazines to obtain their news? The majority of newspapers now offer an online subscription along with their newspaper delivery subscription. However, in speaking with people of a variety of age groups, less and less people are interested in either one!

Many people rely on one or more websites to feed them headlines and news stories based upon their requested information. Within ten to fifteen minutes of scrolling through their electronic device of choice they feel all caught up.

This being said, each morning on CNBC’s Squawk Box show each of the hosts has spread out in front of them on their sparkling new presentation desktop – newspapers from that day – The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and yes once in awhile The New York Post. Check it out and you will see Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin flipping through the newsprint right in front of them each morning. Even this show about business, which is trying to be ‘with it’ to the point where CNBC established an office to broadcast from in Downtown San Francisco with a back drop of the harbor and the Oakland Bay Bridge, still refers to and displays newspapers.

By the way, the spots CNBC produces out of this San Francisco Studio have been excellent with interviews by Jim Cramer and others.

Why does CNBC give newspapers camera time and airtime when less and less people are spending any of their time looking at newspapers?

Here is what would be greatly appreciated – go to the comments section for this article and let us know where you obtain your news from and why?

Mitch Tublin is a professional speaker, trainer and advanced certified executive coach based in Stamford, CT. You may get in touch with Mitch for speaking – training – coaching.