I'm 53 years old and have seen a lot of rot in journalism. Journalism is going through a serious identity crisis the last twenty years. Due to very biased influences infiltrating the news sources such as newspapers and broadcast news, very rarely are we getting the whole story and many stories deemed important are getting suppressed. I look for a healthy balance of all views (Faux News does NOT count). I took a very interesting college course that highlighted the manipulation of journalism, especially in broadcast TV.
I ceased watching broadcast news since 2000. They only report part of the story and they emphasize anything that can be sensationalized in a visual context. I also got tired of ads for movies and TV shows disguised as "news". The bias is far worse today as the power of reporting is too concentrated in too few hands.
Newspapers are getting more biased. It doesn't help that many areas only have one local newspapers when fifty years ago there were multiple resources. That concentrated the source of news into one place which was exploited when powerful interests infiltrated a central source and exerted their influence. I live in a small community and we actually have two newspapers - one has a healthy balance while the other is blatantly biased. Many times both have the same story, but the biased one omits some text that changes the story. I don't like that manipulation and deception.
Having abandoned TV and largely print news, that leaves the internet. But many news websites are NOT journalism, they are tabloids disguised as news outlets. I stopped visiting some legitimate news sources because the ad content is too dense or too disruptive. The decent news outlets are few and far between and it really takes some cherry picking to find them. The bright side of legitimate news websites is that as more people have abandoned the biased print media they are showing signs of collapsing, which may finally break the cycle of power concentrated into too few hands.
FB is hardly a beacon of journalistic integrity. I ignore the trending section. Too many news stories in my feed are blatantly false or biased. When a headline uses tabloid catch-phrases like "This is HUGE!" I get really p!ssed for them wasting my time. I make it a point to do fact checking before passing on a story on my timeline, and even then I seldom do that more than once a month if at all. I block many of these because my FB friends keep passing around the junk and don't take the effort to check the source. I block some of my friends from my feed because they spout some really offensive stuff.
A lot of the junk tabloid websites bring up pop-under ads that can be potential malware if I close them (telltale sign "Are you sure you really want to close this?"), so I have to pull the internet and use Activity Monitor (I'm on a Mac) to safely force the application to close. Any tabloid that spreads malware really grinds my gears so I maintain a list of websites to avoid.