The older I get the more I’ve become interested in news of the local, national, and international variety. However, I’m a pretty busy person and sometimes it’s hard to find the time to read a newspaper from front to back or be able to sit down and watch a news show on TV for an hour. For this reason I’ve found more and more places to watch news online in the small amount of downtime that I’ve had. One of the most efficient ways to watch news online has been YouTube news sources. These channels typically offer daily news that is only a few minutes long with the very longest being around ten. Here are five of the best YouTube news channels I watch that you may want to give a try.
SourceFed is my number one favorite news source and they are a micro news style channel that delivers small bits of news in easily digestible pieces. This channel updates their news throughout the day and each video released is usually only two or three minutes long, making it easy to slip into my schedule during meals or while on a quick break at work. The other great thing about SourceFed is they keep the news light and add a comedy flair to keep you interested. If you like props, bits, and sketch comedy integrated into your real world news they’re definitely a group to check out for all the most important daily news stories.
The Young Turks (TYT)
The Young Turks is another micro news talk show style channel that offers a more serious look into financial, political, and international news on a several times a day basis. The Young Turks were the first talk show to be featured on Sirius radio and are one of the first channels on YouTube that offers a daily live stream of news and political talk each day of the week. This channel prides itself on giving you the straight unbiased facts and is helpful in letting you know the latest and most important news in an extremely timely manner. If you don’t have time to pick through a newspaper for the latest financial or international news The Young Turks could be for you.
The Phillip DeFranco Show (Formerly SXEphil)
The Phillip DeFranco show breaks from the usual micro video news shows and is a compilation of important news stories from all over the world, usually released at the end of each day. These videos are generally five to ten minutes long and the topics range from the important to the downright strange. Phillip DeFranco is the originator of SourceFed and many other channels on YouTube and holds true to the comedic style of them all. This show is informal in context but still delivers the most important news you need to know. Along with news stories he often throws contests and gives away a variety of interesting prizes on his channel.
Good Mythical Morning
Good Mythical Morning is a show that has become a staple in my daily routine as soon as I wake up in the morning. This show is online by 6AM every morning Monday to Friday and offers a different type of news than any other listed here. The hosts, Rhett & Link, offer their opinions on alternative news and topics and their show is a great way to start your day at any age. They cover the weird, gross, and hilarious news from around the world and often tackle psychological questions and state of the human race topics. Along with their main show they offer Good Mythical More which takes everything a step further and extends on the topics featured on their main show. If you like weird news Good Mythical Morning is definitely one you’ll want to check out.
If you like technology, are into gaming, or just like TV and movies then the Nerdist channel may be for you. This channel was originally started by Chris Hardwick and features the lastest and greatest information for everything nerd and geek related. These videos come out daily and in about five minutes let you know exactly what is happening with the world of technology. The news piece is daily but this channel also offers various other one-off videos that range from music or movie reviews to TED-Talks that will keep everyone entertained.
No matter who you are I guarantee that one of these channels will fit your personality and news reading style. If you don’t have time to grab a newspaper or watch a full news program give one of them a shot. Enjoy!
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