Hi janshares! Good question - I love being "in-the-know". At work we have a regularly updated news feed from the BBC so whenever anything happens, I am usually the first to know (we also stream BBC news live from a TV screen in our Reception area).
Apart from that, I read The Guardian regularly (online and in print). I find that I use my mobile phone more and more to keep up with the news (through various apps which are very easy to use). Twitter is also a good source of information - you can usually find out what's going on in your country just by looking at which topics are currently 'trending'.
Because I am Swedish, I will also keep up with news from Sweden exclusively via the Internet (or by calling my Mum!). I can even watch local news from various areas in Sweden online! And at that point, it almost feels like I'm there!