6 Ways to Keep Up with Current Events When You’re Busy

Do you like to keep up with current events but simply don’t have the time to read or watch or listen to every daily news story? Here are 6 ways to help you keep up with current events when you’re busy:

1. Choose a daily summary

News summary or roundup is a great way to catch up on whatever you might have missed.

Most news organizations or outlets have an hourly summary they run throughout the day, which majorly includes the most important news for the day, jammed into 5 to 10 minutes.

A quick listen can get you as current as the person who listens all morning.

BBC’s hourly bulletin is a good source for daily headlines from around the world, just as NPR’s hourly newscast.

2. Follow your favorite news organizations on social media

Luckily, all major news organizations are on social media. Simply follow 3 to 4 of them on Twitter and Facebook, and you’ll have all the major headlines for the day right inside your newsfeed.

If any headline particularly piques your interest, you can click on it to read more. Otherwise, just scroll through to know the major happenings for the day.

Another way to keep up with current events via social media is to check the trending events on Twitter and you’ll get breaking news and stories trending for the day.

3. Visit live news sites

You can easily catch your daily dose of news or current events on any of the various news sites online. All major news organizations have their websites where they post the news for the day. There are also independent sites where you can stream live news online. Now you can catch your daily dose of CNN news even while on the go.

4. Download and use news apps

The mobile phone has totally made it easy to keep up with news and current events. You can easily download news apps that keep you current on the fly.

An app like Circa can be used to easily get news from hundreds of sources condensed in a way that is simple, quick, and unbiased.

Flipboard also gives you current content, but sorted based on what you already read. So if news sites are amongst your regular reads, you’ll get your daily news delivered to you, also in a quick and condensed manner.

5. Put the radio on while doing menial tasks

Might seem old-fashioned, but it doesn’t hurt to put the radio on and tuned to your favorite news station while doing the cleaning or cooking. You’ll find yourself up-to-date with zero effort.

You can also do a quick news-on-the-hour listen if you’d rather not divide your attention between work and radio.

6. Chat about current affairs with colleagues

There’s probably no more fun and better way to keeping current with daily news and events than having a quick chat with colleagues during lunch break or while commuting to work in the morning.

It doesn’t take time, and will definitely be more fun than consuming the news on your own.


Jimmy Rohampton is a freelance writer, blogger and business consultant from Southwest London. He travels the world and helps people master blogging and online marketing at HowToCreateABlog.org. Think you're interesting and he should know you? Say "Hi" to him at Jimmy@HowToCreateABlog.org

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