Twenty years ago, people would have to go to the library or watch the evening news to get their daily dose of information. Now, it’s just a few clicks away from documents created using With the proliferation of smartphones, tablets and laptops, it’s easier than ever to stay up-to-date on current events from your favorite data source.
However, not all news sources are created equal. Most sites rely on advertising revenue for their income and will create sensational headlines in order to generate as much traffic as possible. This is why there are so many conspiracy theories and fake news stories online that can confuse or misinform readers.
So before you head online to find out what happened this morning, here’s a quick guide that will help you find credible sources of information.
Why Read News using Your Computer?
There are many advantages to reading news on a computer as opposed to reading it in print. For one, you’re able to do other things while you read the news. When you read the news in print, you are limited to reading it for just 10-15 minutes at a time before your eyes get tired and want a break. Trying to multitask with reading the news can be difficult.
But with a computer, you can have multiple tabs open and read your favorite blogs while keeping an eye on the latest headlines–all without taking more than 15 minutes out of your day!
Finding Credible Sources of News
The key to know which source to trust is to look for sources that display some type of transparency, or those that have a fact-checking section. One way to find credible sources of information is to check out the About Us page on the site you’re visiting. If there is no about us section or if it is filled with vague information, then you should probably move on to another site.
Here are 6 benefits of reading news online:
- You can stay up-to-date
- You can find more credible sources
- You can read news while multitasking (like cooking dinner)
- You will be less susceptible to misinforming articles
- There is more variety in types of news available online compared to traditional media
- News sites are updated faster and have lower publishing costs