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A BETTER Way to Read the News

Posted by Kristin Arnold on January 23, 2019

When it comes to news, it seems as if all the news outlets (TV and newspapers) are blatantly biased.  As we switch from Fox to CNN, read the newspapers (AZ Republic since we live in AZ and the Wall Street Journal), and peruse the internet (what a wormhole – and who knows if it is “fake news?”) we hear completely different interpretations of the same event. It’s all so very confusing.

That’s why we like “The Week” magazine.  No, we don’t keep it on our bookshelf, but we do look forward to receiving it in our mailbox every Saturday morning (or view it on our iPads).  It’s a quick read magazine format (about 32 pages) that covers national and international news, as well as science, technology, health, the media, business, and the arts.  We even enjoy the “people” and “real estate” section! (My favorite is “It Must Be True, I Read It in the Tabloids” section!)

What we like about it is that it “provides perspectives (note the plurality of the word ‘perspectives’) on the week’s current events and other news, as well as editorial commentary from global media, with the intent to provide readers with multiple political viewpoints.”  And those perspectives are written in a compelling, story-like fashion.

I can’t say that it is completely non-biased (leans a little to the left), but it does a pretty darn-good job of netting out the issues in a non-partisan way.

 

KRISTIN ARNOLD, MBA, CPF, CSP is a high-stakes meeting facilitator and professional panel moderator.  She’s been facilitating teams of executives and managers in making better decisions and achieving greater results for over 20 years.  She is the author of the award-winning book, Boring to Bravo: Proven Presentation Techniques to Engage, Involve and Inspire Audiences to Action.

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