I go through phases of watching news. Not watching news.
I got inspired by this article “I went on a news blackout the day Trump got elected” (at Guardian). Ironically, I’ve never read the Guardian since.
Also, of interest – “News is bad for you”
A lot of news these day, is not actually news, but opinion designed to provoke strong reactions.
“The web shatters focus – rewires brain” at Wired.co.uk – though ironically I had difficulty reading because the web page was trying to load so many adverts and pop-up boxes