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Diversify Your News Sources
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:
- political perspectives
- international perspectives
- local versus national news
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.
AllSides presents news and issues from multiple perspectives. AllSides bias rating system uses community input to rate news sources on a left/center/right spectrum
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.
An English-language news company out of Qatar, Aljazeera English has news bureaus all over the world.
All Africa is an English-language aggregator for news all over the African continent. Use the Countries tab at the top of the screen to see news from specific countries. Also available in French.
The BBC calls the United Kingdom home, but has reporters and news outlets around the world. Use the links at the top of the page to see news from around the world, US & Canada, and the UK.
The CBC is a national Canadian news outlet.
"Global Voices has been leading the conversation on citizen media reporting since 2005. We curate, verify and translate trending news and stories you might be missing on the Internet, from blogs, independent press and social media in 167 countries."
Global Voices also has a podcast and projects (Global Voices Advocacy and RisingVoices) to advocate for free speech online and support reporting from under-represented communities.
Reuters is a large, international news agency. Click on the Edition link at the top of the home page to see home pages for other countries.
"SciDev.Net is the world’s leading source of reliable and authoritative news, views and analysis on information about science and technology for global development. Our mission is to help ensure that science and technology has a central role and positive impact on sustainable development and poverty reduction in the global South."
South China Morning News -- International Edition
English language newspaper published in Hong Kong.
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.
Diversify Your News Formats
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
- reading the news in print, from a blog, website, or aggregator
- listening to radio and podcasts
- watching news on TV, subscribing to YouTube channels
Finding News Sources on a Budget
- (Hale) K-State Libraries subscribes to newspapers on the first floor of Hale Library with recent print journals. Caution -- time lag because they are mailed to us, not thrown on our doorstep.
- Manhattan Public Library - Need ID and proof of address (mail) to get a library card and make an account for online access to New York Times, Manhattan Mercury, and collection of digital magazines.
- With a Manhattan Public Library account you can subscribe to 72 hours of NYTimes access here.
- Some newspapers allow readers to access a few articles a month for free. Consider subscribing to at least one newspaper.
- Johnson County Public Library provides online access to eLibrary, including eNews (WSJ, etc). It's a road trip but you can apply for a card in person.