Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Know What You Are Reading Before You Read It!

In last week’s post “Why Voting Matters for Girls…”, I discussed the importance of girls understanding the power of their voice in politics and mentioned that I would compile a list of resources that offer a selection of liberal (“left” or “democrat”), conservative (“right” or “republican”) and non-partisan (“in the middle”) news sources.  Like everything in politics, the facts are less important than perception.  While this list gives an overview of resources that have historically leaned to the “left” or to the “right” that is still, of course, a matter of opinion.  In general, the list is meant to illustrate that there are political influences in almost everything we have contact with, and it is important to know these influences so you can increase your choices and become an empowered reader.

Add your suggestions to the lists below by posting a comment!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-partisan News Sources

(these sources are more in the middle, but can sometimes sway in either direction — believe it or not, it was quite challenging to find non-partisan sources)

Magazine

The Atlantic

Newspaper

Associated Press (online)

Television

CNN

Bloomberg

Radio

WNYC, New York

Online

Politico

Associated Press

Roll Call

Bloomberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conservative News Sources

(or right-leaning toward Republican)

Magazine

The National Review

The Weekly Standard

Newspaper

The Wall Street Journal

The Washington Times

The New York Post

Crain’s New York

News

Fox News

Radio

Laura Ingraham

Rush Limbaugh

Glen Beck

Online

The Drudge

TownHall

Michelle Malkin

Red State

 

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Liberal News Sources

(or left-leaning toward Democrat)

Magazine

Mother Jones

The Nation

The New Republic

Newspaper

The New York Times

The Washington Post

The Los Angeles Times

The New York Daily News

Television

MSNBC

Radio

NPR

Online

Huffington Post

Media Matters

Salon

 

Posted by WATRD Editor, Robyn Hussa

 

 

References:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10151227-2.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_bias_in_the_United_States

 

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