Here is a RSS feed to the /r/worldnews sorted on ‘top today’ with a mod for direct access to the source. This feed will offer you a balanced overview of the news around the world.
Unbalanced worldnews views
Why? I try to keep up with a view of current events around the world. I’ve tried them all. From watching Bloomberg’s ‘first up Asia’ religiously, subscribing to the International Herald Tribune to reading Xinhua and Al Jazeera onine. I’ve even tried watching the Dutch ‘world’ news.
However, there is always a clear hidden agenda behind the news sources – which becomes clear when reading for example rightwing, or Chinese perspective on common matters, reading a single source could hide part or an entire story. Besides, I don’t want to spent a lot of times reading and comparing news because I consider reading news to be a distraction. I do want to stay up to date with current events.
Reddit – Wisdom of the crowds
This is why I am proposing to read my world news filtered through community site Reddit. Even though Reddit’s /r/worldnews is tainted with censorship accusements, it’s 4 million (largely American) users crowd voted news overview provide me with a balanced overview of today’s happenings.
The original concepts of news democratization, where all users are allowed to upload and vote on news, make sure you get a equal overview.
Simply add it to your RSS reader of choice and stay up to date. Yes it’s 2013 and I’m still consuming my news through RSS. I just created the feed and the first three articles come from three different countries.
You can find the feed here: /r/worldnews just load that into feedly and you are set.