2015-12-07 News selection that doesn't agree with me
Lately I have been annoyed a few times by the selection of news that makes the headlines on television and in the newspaper. This may be due to the selection I follow (NOS journaal and de Volkskrant) and my issues with current politics (how their actions will be framed in the news seems to be much more important than the long term effects). Two recent news stories where I wanted a lot more information than my news sources wanted to give me were the damaged bridge in Weener and the flooding in parts of northern England. The world wide web to the rescue, where I can find other news sources and a lot more information about things happening around the world. Damaged bridge in Weener (Germany):
Flooding in northern England. Noticeable to me was that visiting the BBC website at www.bbc.co.uk gave me a redirect to www.bbc.com which seems to stay away from news about England. Using news.bbc.co.uk gives a better result.
- Binnenvaart kan weer onder vernielde brug bij Weener door - rtvnoord
- Videoflug über zerstörte Friesenbrücke - ndr.de
- Schip ramt spoorbrug bij Weener - rtvnoord
In general it seems when some foreign news attracts my attention it is better to find web sources than to wait for the Dutch news to get a hint.
- Cumbria and Lancashire Floods - legionseagle with links to video and pictures
- Storm Desmond: Schools, hospitals and transport disrupted by flooding - bbc news
- Storm Desmond: Engineers battle to restore power to 43,000 homes - bbc news Updates about the aftermath. This article also has something clearly for 'web news consumers': video without audio, most likely the extra video collected in the area but not used for news reports: the "Aerial footage filmed on Monday morning shows the flood levels in Carlisle" video.