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ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry - Murphy

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Best News Sources

10 Journalism Brands Where You Find Real Facts Rather Than Alternative Facts

(Note: many of these online news sources allow you to view a minimum of articles before you hit a pay wall).

  1. New York Times
  2. Wall Street Journal
  3. Washington Post
  4. British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  5. The Economist
  6. The New Yorker
  7. Wire Services: The Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg News
  8. Foreign Affairs
  9. The Atlantic
  10. Politico

Runner Ups:

  • National Public Radio (NPR)
  • TIME magazine
  • The Christian Science Monitor
  • The Los Angeles Times (and many other regional, metropolitan daily newspapers)
  • USA Today
  • CNN
  • NBC News
  • CBS News
  • ABC News

Sources of reporting and opinion from the right of the political spectrum:

  • National Review
  • The Weekly Standard

Sources of reporting and opinion from the left of the political spectrum:

  • The New Republic
  • The Nation


Glader, P. (2017, February 1). 10 journalism brands where you find real facts rather than alternative facts (opens in a new window). Forbes.

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"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." ~ Aldous Huxley