News Digests to Keep Up With News
Aug. 15, 2017
With todayâs constant whirlwind pace of life, itâs getting more and more difficult to take the time to stay informed with whatâs happening in the world around us. We want all of our Concorde students, faculty and associates to always be well-informed, especially where health care information is concerned.
Thereâs a lot going on, and keeping up to date on current events can be a full-time job. With that in mind, we thought weâd offer some helpful suggestions on how to keep updated on health care information and news happening around the rest of the world. The website, Lifehacker, recently offered up, âHow Can I Keep Up on News When I Donât Have a Lot of Time?â
Keeping up with health care information and other news
RSS readers are great for people who have the time to go through them, but theyâre not that good for just getting a summary of world news. Thankfully, there are some great options for keeping up with news and health care information without spending a lot of time.
Find a daily summary you like
Most news outlets have an hourly summary they run throughout the day that includes all of the most important news jammed into a quick, 5-10-minute slot. This is a great way to easily catch up on everything you miss.
A few bulletin services that always offer up-to-date news summaries include:
- NPRâs Hourly Newscast
- BBCâs hourly bulletin
- ABCâs News Pop
- Foxâs 5 Minute Newscast
These arenât the only options, but they do offer simple, always updating news summaries so you can keep yourself up to date on health care information without spending time digging into it.
Use Wikipedia's Current Events portal
isnât exactly the worldâs most accurate source of health care information or news, it is a surprisingly good way to quickly get a synopsis of whatâs going on in the world.
Use a service that sums up the news for you
If youâre looking for just a quick and easy to read summary of the news in digestible little bits, your smartphone can be a great resource. Circa
condenses all the important news from a ton of different sources and then summarizes the main points. Popular digest-style apps like Flipboard
are also good for this. If an app isnât your thing, Skim That
does the same thing by just sending you a daily email with news summaries.
Curate your social media feeds
Twitter and Facebook are great sources for popular news articles and health care information. They need a little work to make them stable, however.
Just add a handful of news outlets to the list, and periodically check in on that list to see whatâs going on. Facebook doesnât have quite the same filtering ability as Twitter, but when you like a news station, youâre usually shown the biggest, best and most important news stories of the day.
Information overload is usually bad enough as it is, but itâs possible to keep up on the news without overwhelming yourself.