A news addiction is one of the few dependencies that it's actually good to indulge. And to a news junkie, a smartphone is like a wide-bore hypodermic needle.
Those of you who are already on the RSS bandwagon, it's time to try Reeder. It's simply the prettiest and best-syncing Google Reader-based RSS app available for the iPhone. Those of you who haven't yet tried RSS, or ran out of patience for it, trust me: spend a few minutes gathering your favorite news sources into Google Reader, download Reeder, and watch the news pour into your phone. It's great. A a bonus, the text and image formatting in Reeder is much better than most mobile sites and even dedicated news apps, so it's sort of like a catch-all mobile interface for everything you read online. Plus, hey, no more BIAS JOURN-O-LIZM, because you choose the sources! $3, iPhone.