How I Read the News

The news comes fast and furious these days, from a variety of sources. Online, on the phone, someone texting you, Twitter, Facebook, cable news. We’re long from the days when news came from three TV sources, the all-news radio station, and your daily newspaper. Truthfully, I’m getting most of my news these days from Twitter. I follow a few journalists in areas of interest, such as politics, sports, the church, and publishing.

In many ways it’s good, keeping the media accountable and revealing the hidden biases. But in other ways, it’s difficult to process the news, because it seems, increasingly, to be delivered by competing ideologies.

So how should people of faith read, interpret, and process the news? I’m not sure how you do it, but here’s a few steps I take when something breaks: