TV, radio, print newspapers and magazines and opinion websites are all fair game, here (as long as they are closely connected to the daily/weekly news cycle). This news-based habit-breaking project can take the form of any of the following consumption changes:
– Changing the technological medium you use to consume news (reading one newspaper instead of getting everything filtered from social media; reading the news in PRINT (paper) form as opposed to checking your app or your browser, reading the news in any text form, digital or paper, as opposed to watching it on TV, for example)
– Changing the political “lean” (or “slant” or “bias”) of the news organ you watch or read or listen to the most (if you prefer liberal-leaning media, try the opposite [and vice-versa])
– Starting to pay attention to any news at all (if you don’t already).
As with the Solitude assignment, we want you to collect data on yourself, after you pick a way to change your news consumption habits. What effects might the change in your news-consumption habit produce in you? Does it make you more hopeful for the future? More upset? More curious about a particular issue?
After keeping careful notes for at least 3 days (in other words, you need to start this experiment sooner rather than later!) write AT LEAST 1 full page about this news-consumption experiment