I am a sometime news junkie. It depends on what the news is covering. The best news coverage I find comes out of Japan itself from www.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld. Or just go to http://www.euronews.com/ on your computer and that works as well. Fascinating and far less strident than the U.S. news. Less personality and more news. It is too sad that disasters force me to find new sources for news. The last time I had to do this was after 9/11 when U.S. news sources were far behind the curve of the news. BBC covered events faster and more thoroughly. Since then, I try to stay open to other ways to learn.
May all beings know peace