Confession: I am a news junkie. When CNN started out, I was enthralled by the idea of real news available any time - what a long time ago that was, now Headline News has become the misplaced outrage network and lately CNN just...baffles me. Even with the explosion in all news TV, the actual news is abysmal. I completely understand the people who get their TV news from The Daily Show and Stephen Colbert.
Fortunately, the options for news are no longer primarily focused around TV and radio. Now when I want reliable sources for what is happening right now, I go to the Internet. (Yeah, I said reliable...) Since there is an awful lot of noise (see the list of twitter hashtags if you feel the need for a firehose of tweets about egypt), I thought I would share some of the sources I have found useful. (I will be updating this as I find more.)