Lots of junk out there posing as news. Where's the real stuff? My suggestions...
• New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal - Print still rules for accuracy. Want to know who to trust? Check to see who prints retractions, who disciplines or fires folks for errors, etc.
While the Post and Times are deemed left and the Journal right, that tends to be valid primarily on the op-ed pages, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Their reporting has been excellent, and typically supportive of each others’ work.
• Reuters: https://www.reuters.com
• Economist: https://www.economist.com
• Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com
• Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/us
• Columbia Journalism Review: https://www.cjr.org
News and analysis of those that cover the news, which in itself is helpful for following the news!
• The Week: http://theweek.com
Best, most balanced print magazine; essentially a “Reader’s Digest” of current news, giving various viewpoints from various angles. For opinion items, there’s usually a version of at least two sides, with a middle position as a wrap up. The magazine is better than the web version, but online is still useful.
• Cook Political Report: http://cookpolitical.com
This is respected by those in politics for being fair and accurate.
• Market Watch: https://www.marketwatch.com
• Weekly Standard: http://www.weeklystandard.com
Clearly conservative, but that’s the philosophy, which they espouse, not blind party loyalty, and often includes strong writing. If you want to know what bright, honest conservatives think, check this out. (Particularly if you have different views.)
Often considered a view from the left, but they actually take great pains to present both sides. If they have a bias, it would be most fair to say that’s the case in what they cover, rather than how. NewsHour is one of the few TV news shows worth the time. (And it’s legitimate news and analysis, rather than talking head personalities.)
• “Reliable Sources”: https://www.cnn.com/email/subscription
• Signal (Zero Media): http://eurasiagroup.us12.list-manage.com/subscribe…
• FiveThirtyEight “Significant Digits”: https://fivethirtyeight.com/newsletter/
• Morning Brew: https://www.morningbrew.com/?kid=3c6b0a
• Marketplace: https://www.marketplace.org/newsletters
Twitter is as good or useless as the folks you follow. I constantly change this group to be worthwhile in terms of news, and it really is! Lots of stuff immediately from the journalists themselves. Currently 89 sources in the list:
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