If the news is that important, it will find me.
So true! And it's true for a lot more than just news.
UPDATE: I was reading this article in the NY Times tonight: Finding Political News Online, the Young Pass It On, and came across the same quote:
Ms. Buckingham recalled conducting a focus group where one of her subjects, a college student, said, “If the news is that important, it will find me.”
It's a good read on the importance of social networks and how the expert is being disintermediated. Worth reading.