As a “public relations practitioner,” especially one in the field of public affairs, I have become a current affairs junkie. Spending even one day without reading a newspaper or watching the news or reading a magazine makes me feel nervous. I even have a fabulous Firefox addon called WizzRSS to keep up with my RSS feeds.

Neurotic? Yes. Although if you know me, you’ve already figured that out.

I took an inventory of my RSS feeds, which I browse on a daily basis and it includes the following:

Local News

  • Honolulu Advertiser
  • Honolulu Star-Bulletin
  • KITV
  • KGMB
  • KHON
  • KHNL
  • Pacific Business News

National News

  • CNN
  • Fox News
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Oregonian
  • New York Times

Other News

  • Google News
  • Yahoo News
  • The Economist
  • BBC
  • Utne
  • Time
  • Newsweek

This doesn’t even include any of the blogs that I keep track of. I probably spend at least 1-2 hours reading news everyday. Not sure if that is good or bad….maybe both?

I guess living on an island gets to me sometimes and its nice to feel connected to the rest of the world, even if its just reading about it.

The other great thing about reading a lot of news is finding jewels such as this one:
It’s funny how a great headline can make one’s afternoon just a wee bit brighter. On that note I leave you with two questions:

  1. Where do you get your news?
  2. What was the most memorable headline you have ever read?