Below is my personal point of view and it might not apply to other people.
I have a solution which works for me for this and other issues as well (although I need to use it more).
It's about not watching TV and limiting one's exposure to the media. One can ask themself a question which media they REALLY need? And a person can choose media which only show few ads or ones for which one can install an ad-blocker and which focus on things that the person is interested in. And if one needs a general news source, one can just e.g. watch/read news once a day to get the idea. Or just buy a paper newspaper. One can ignore most of the news as they are not really relevant. E.g. celebrity stories, many world news, many political news etc. are not really relevant for most people's lives. The important things which one should know (e.g. for the purpose of knowledgeably participating in the elections) will probably reach you anyway (e.g. because the people you know will talk about them).
The only important thing to remember is not to limit oneself to a particular perspective or a political side etc., but to check more perspectives.
There are also internet services which collect news headlines and only show these. You can then click on the headlines that interest you.
(I don't recommend any and probably most of them are biased anyway)
So one can ask themself the following questions:
1. Will anything bad happen, if I don't know that?
2. Will the knowledge of a particular thing influence my actions? Do I have any influence over those things?
3. Are those news true? There is so much misinformation happening nowadays in the media, that it's difficult to distinguish between true and false or (often purposefully) misleading stories. Does watching/reading the media really make me smarter? Maybe it's better to read a good book on the topic I'm particularly interested in, to get a perspective closer to the facts instead of watching/reading the media?
E.g. if you need government information, just access government websites instead of the second-hand sources. If you need to make a decision for whom to vote, read some news related to that in particular before the elections (from all sides). They'll point each other's weaknesses and past failures.
The only downside is that one might be seen by some people as "out of the loop". But one can live with that.
And also: https://www.reddit.com/r/OutOfTheLoop/