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)
Conservative News Sources
(or right-leaning toward Republican)
The National Review
The Weekly Standard
The Washington Times
The New York Post
Crain’s New York
Liberal News Sources
(or left-leaning toward Democrat)
The New Republic
The Washington Post
The Los Angeles Times
The New York Daily News
Posted by WATRD Editor, Robyn Hussa