Google Reader Feeds

            These are the feed I have chosen for my Google reader subscriptions and a short explanation of why I have chosen them.

 

            Alive in Baghdad: This pod cast shows the lives of everyday Iraqi’s and is produced by Iraqi journalists in association with American correspondents.  This pod cast will show me what life is really like in Iraq and will give me a personal look at day to day life that a news organization wouldn’t.

 

            BBC News Middle East:  The BBC is world renowned for its excellence in journalism and its impartiality.  I have always held the BBC with the highest regard and I believe this feed will give me opinions and stories that would not be readily available to me from American news agencies.

 

            Fox News:  I chose Fox because it is a mostly conservative news agency.  This feed will give me a point of view that, in general, is in stark contrast to my own.  Fox will give me a distinctly conservative and American take on world events.

 

            Israel and Palestine Conflict search query: I chose this search because there is always an abundance of news on this conflict and it will allow me to get a grasp and understanding behind the history and hopefully the future of this ongoing conflict.

 

            Milblogging.com:  This is a great feed because it literally puts me inside of the soldiers’ mind.  It gives me a grasp of what it is like on the ground no matter where a soldier is stationed.  It also gives me an understanding of what how the soldiers are feeling about the war, about missing home, and about trivial matters as well.  This blog covers a wide variety of issues and that is why it is a great feed.

 

            USA Today:  I chose this news agency because tends to be in the middle as far as ideology goes.  I believe that I can get a general understanding of a given situation and use other more partisan feeds to understand both sides of the story.

 

            Al Jazeera Middle East and America:  I have picked this feed to get an entirely different perspective on world news.  I believe Al Jazeera will, in most cases, will serve as a polar opposite to fox news. It will also give me a perspective on situations that I would not be able to get from any American news organization.  I chose to subscribe to both their Middle East and American feed to get a grasp on how they feel about America and our relationship with the rest of the world.

 

            This is the first time that I have ever used or even heard of the Google reader or any other RSS application.  I am astounded at the amount of information that it gathers and places at my finger tips.  This is truly a ground breaking application and I am sure I will use this long after this semester ends.

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