Trends vs. Events
Usually, I skim over headlines on the Yahoo and BBC homepages. In the entrepreneurship seminar I took this year, we were sent 10 articles a week to read and come up with questions for as our homework assignment. Most of the articles were from the Wall Street Journal and New York Times, so I’d say that’s where I got my fill of the news this semester. When I’m too busy to read articles online, I’ll refer to Neon Tommy (our online news source) or the Daily Trojan for a quick recap of campus and general news.
One thing I took away from the seminar is that there is a difference between trends and events, and newspapers (print and online) mostly cover events. It’s our job as students to find trends in the news so we can predict the future state of domestic and international affairs and how they will affect our personal and professional lives.