I get my news from the people who tell me directly. What's important to them is important to me. I decide how much I care based from there.
I think most people use News to justify what they already feel about a person or group of people and go "SEE SEE I TOLD YOU SEE LOOK WHAT THEY DID NOW!"
I just need to know if I should a) hide in my room or b) feel safe to go outside. Everything is else is just something for bored people to get excited about. I don't get bored much.