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QVCC Library Online News Sources

Non-Partisan Reporting

These sites endeavor to remain neutral.  This is not an exhaustive list, but may give you a good start.

Today's Headlines Around the World

Ideology & the News

News with Perspective

This is not an exhaustive list.  Just a way to get started:

News & Commentary with a Left-Leaning Perspective News & Comomentary with a Right-Leaning Perspective
Slate Fox News
Guardian Drudge Report
Daily Show Breitbart
MSNBC Glenn Beck

Fact Checking

  • Factcheck -- nonpartisan and nonprofit, "aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics"
  • Politifact​-- sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times, an independent newspaper, this website "checks claims by elected officials, candidates, leaders of political parties and political activists." 
  • Pundifact -- also sponsored by the Tamba Bay Times, specifically checking claims made by "pundits" or the so-called experts and opinion makers frequently interviewed on news programs
  • Snopes -- well-respected website that gets to the bottom of urban legends and national rumors.

Media Watchdogs

The following organizations monitor and evaluate journalism and reporting, checking for bias and accuracy.  Most have their own bias, as indicated.

Accuracy in Media (AIM): perspective is "conservative" or right-leaning

Fairness And Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR): perspective is "progressive" or left-leaning

Media Matters for America:  perspective is "progressive" or left-leaning

Media Research Center: perspective is "conservative" or right-leaning

PEW Center on Journalism & Media - nonpartisan research on journalism and news audiences