When making the decision to Cut The Cord, one concern that you may have (as did I) is staying informed. Local news outlets are generally easy to stay connected with by way of a variety of HD Antennas, but what about national or international news?
For the most part, many of the major players – Fox, NBC, CBS, etc. – have Roku News channels. But these channels are specific to their reporting only. This is fine and all if you’re the type who tends to stick with one news outlet only as your trusted source of information. But if you’re like me, you may want something that’s a little broader in scope that offers different angles from multiple sources. For that approach to the news, I personally like Newsy.
Newsy is a multi-source video news service that analyzes world news and produces 2-to 3-minute, streaming video clips. Newsy compares how multiple news outlets from around the world (e.g. The New York Times, France 24, NDTV, Xinhua, Fox News Channel, The Guardian, and CNET.com) cover the day’s events for people who want to stay up to date, but don’t have the time to seek out multiple sources on their own. Newsy’s approach embodies a basic principle of comparative journalism: asking the same question to multiple sources and comparing their answers. Thus many of the news clips Newsy presents will have articles, videos, and/or interviews from multiple news sources.
One thing that I enjoy about Newsy’s news delivery platform and its anchoring staff is that there is no personal bias or commentary involved, or any debating. Newsy simply delivers the news, and the fact that they draw from multiple sources helps keep any bias, rather perceived or actual, to a minimum or non-existent at all. This is how I personally enjoy my news overall, which is why I’ve never been one to be solely loyal to one news outlet.