If I had any advice on this subject, it would be twofold.
First, I would recommend shutting out the noise, carefully curating your reading list to be resistant to the inane, the repetitive, or the time-sinks.
Second, I would recommend reading efficiently. You mention that you’re upset with the amount of skimming that you are forced to do- don’t be! There are times that demand close, nuanced reading, and I think you can trust your instincts when it comes to picking those times out of the rest of the noise.
Still, you’re right. Ours is a media landscape of distraction. Embrace that, I say; we don’t really have a choice in the matter.