You may read the news to stay up-to-date on current events or to conduct research. You probably get your news from multiple sources including social networks, online newspapers/magazines, or blogs. The plethora of resources can be overwhelming.
But no matter where and how often you consume the news, the only thing that matters is how you end up using it. Part of the reason I blog is to make sense of the world around me. Nothing makes sense to me until I write it down and connect the dots.
“We cannot make good news out of bad practice.” – Edward R. Murrow
News is only so helpful as its application to the real world. If you're mostly a consumer today, I encourage you to use and remix what you discover and teach it back to other people. Apply the facts to experimentation.