Daily Challenge Sunday Jul. 01, 2012
Try another perspective: Read a different newspaper or visit a news website that's new to you.
How to do it
Buy a daily newspaper you don't typically read, watch a TV newscast you don't normally view, or click on a news website you don't usually visit. Expose yourself to stories you would usually miss or skip - especially the opinion page. Catch some news that's more tabloid than you usually like ... or more cerebral.
Why it matters
We used to have limited options for getting news, which helped to provide a common bond between people. Now the Internet allows people to personalize their news and information and filter out what they don't want to learn about. That can block out new ideas or limit their ability to embrace change. By checking out something that's out of your comfort zone, it may help you see things from another person's perspective or open up your mind to new things you may want to learn more about.
The oldest newspaper still in print is the "Opregte Haarlemsche Courant," which began in 1656 in Haarlem, Holland.
looked up info on what my anthropology claswould include excited at what i found.
AUDREY D. replied July 13, 2012 at 22:35 UTC:
I usually just go on the web and only read the things that interested me, so I read most of my husbands paper, and most of it made me cross. All they seem to want is tales of woe, It would be nice if there were a few more happy stories, in a perfect world I suppose!
This was painfully eye-opening. My Grandfather sent us a book to read that that as he put it, "would clearly indicate" why our political party choice was wrong.
My husband and I were both Political science majors and hold post graduate degrees. We searched for ANY facts in this "amazing" book and found none. Instead we were shocked to read the baseless statements.
Our desire to become more involved in the political process this year has grown. Education is KEY! Disagreeing with politics or policy is perfectly fine, but please have FACTS to back up your claims....otherwise they are just figments of your imagination......... ;)
Green Wood Tree Farm Beardman Or very interesting drove passed the farm. Cool
I live in Australia and my computer is broken
Im on at the library so thats why this is late.
I went to holiday site on computer
and now have booked a holiday in Tasmania...hooray..
feel a bit happy about it.
looked up the local news for the area my family lives
I read 2 different papers each day
I don't usually watch the TV news, so I did this last night.
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