As you might have seen yesterday...
... this week I'm thinking about how to do SearchResearch for News / Late-breaking information.
Finding credible news information is an incredibly important skill to have--especially these days when misinformation (or just plain low-quality information) is rampant. Politics! COVID! Wildfires! Scandals!
What does one do to find good stuff?
As we've been writing the "How to Find..." series, I thought about asking you, our fearless SRS readers, about what your favorite strategies and methods are for finding news.
So this is one of those open-ended SRS Challenges. I'll be checking your replies each day, commenting and filling in thoughts as we go throughout the week. Then next Wednesday, I'll summarize what we've talked about into a document for us all.
Here's this week's Challenge:
1. When you're searching for news, what do YOU do? Do you have strategies and tactics that you follow? (NOTE: We don't want to hear what you do in theory--we want to know what you do in reality!)
2. What's the best advice you could give someone who is searching for great, high-quality news/late-breaking information? What's your advice / guidance / counsel?
I've been open-ended about this on purpose. Maybe going to a news site isn't the way you find the best information. (If not, what do you do?)
Or perhaps you integrate information from multiple sources--if you do, how do you decide what to search for, and when do you know it's time to stop searching?
I'm looking forward to seeing what we all collectively come up with. I'll be active in the comments stream this week!