Incorporate diverse news sources into your media diet. While it is useful to follow news sources that share your world view, disparate sources place the news in context and can improve your comprehension of the issues. When diversifying your news, consider:
Use sites, like those below, to identify the political perspectives of your news sources.
Some news sources state a political perspective on their About Us or Editorial pages.
Opinion pieces may not reflect the political perspective of the news source, research the authors to identify bias/perspective.
Look at what news is covered and how it impacts people around the world. The sites below all provide English-language news.
Consider flexing your language skills and following the news in a language other than English - the audience for an article coming out of Japan written in Japanese is not the same as a Japanese article written in English.
News sources at the state or city level provide insight into more specific communities and local news.
Below are a sample of local newspapers in Kansas.
Running a newspaper requires money to pay for reporters, editors, photographers; plus costs for equipment, office space, printing, and delivering. While you can often get at least some articles for free from the major news outlets listed above, smaller outlets cannot always afford to maintain a website with free articles. If you want good, local news, be prepared to support it!
See the "Finding News Sources on a Budget" box for more information about accessing news sources, particularly at K-State.
If you only get news from one format, adding new formats could help you break out of your news bubble.
Try switching it up by