I’ve been maintaining a little homemade news summary site for myself. I visit my local newspapers’ and television stations’ Web sites, read their stories and summarize the news for myself. Then I post it to this little blog – no more than three paragraphs per summary, less if I can help it.
The benefit of this: I’m becoming much more well-versed in what’s going on in the community around me. I guess I just needed a little more of a push than plain old civic engagement provided. I needed to do something with the news in order to actually motivate myself to read it.