I have been off newspapers and television for almost 6 months (since June 2009), and guess what, I don’t miss a thing in life.
I supplemented my need for information with magazines, the kind I like and want to read. And really, taking the everyday moving parts out of the equation has made my life far more peaceful and resplendent.
I don’t think I will ever subscribe to a newspaper again, unless I relocate to New York (because then the New York Times will be a fixture at my morning poison sessions).
If you are brave like me, go ahead and try to switch off newspapers and tv for a month at least.
Maybe I can supplement you with some DMB and Floyd, what say?