With the hustle and bustle of daily life, keeping up with news can be difficult for all of us.  Whether we are students, parents, workers, or any combination of those three things, our lives are often hectic.  Unfortunately, many of us do not have time to read the news paper every morning, or watch the news every night.  These older forms of media such as print, radio, and television force us to work around their schedule to get the news.  If we cannot be present when the news is given, we miss it, which creates a society of uninformed citizens.

However, the emergence of new media has allowed us to get the news on our schedules.  With an election coming up in November of this year, staying informed is particularly important.  With the help of websites set up by news stations such msnbc.com and cnn.com , we can access news instantly when we want it.  These websites have extensive political sections such as msnbc’s section titled Decision ’08.  This page contains various video clips and interactive pages that allow visitors to quickly and easily obtain information.  One section that I particulary like gives a breakdown of each candidate’s delegates by state.  The link to this page is here

Additionally, websites such as youtube.com have made it possible to watch speeches and debates after they have been aired on televsion.  With my busy schedule, I have found this very helpful.   For example, a couple of weeks ago, I watched the January 31st Democratic Debate held in Hollywood on youtube.com since I was unable to watch it when it was shown live.  The debates are broken down into parts.  Each one is about 10 minutes long.  To view part 1 of the January 31st debate click here

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