Rolf contents that the news gives us the illusion of understanding rather than getting a deeper understanding of the world.
The brain releases a chemical called dopamine. When your brain determines that it just learned a piece of information that will be helpful or increases understanding of the world around you, it engages the same dopamine reward system.
Ryan Holiday mentions focusing on the half-life of the content you are reading. If it has been relevant for years, it is likely to be relevant for years more.
You can get blown over by the constant whipsaw of the news cycle, or you can focus on timelessly developing your knowledge.