(work in progress–will get much much larger, and yes I will organize my list as well)
Online News Sources (From FAIR)
Here are some of the websites that FAIR visits most often to keep up with the news. Please note that we don’t necessarily endorse the way these sites covers the issues; some of them are worth visiting for their critical perspectives, others simply because the media outlets are particularly influential. Happy browsing!
- AlterNet. Syndicated writings from the alternative press.
- The American Prospect. Liberal political magazine; has a good blog.
- Common Dreams. Breaking news and links to highlights from the day’s progressive press.
- CounterPunch. A bi-weekly muckraking newsletter edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair.
- Democracy Now!. The web version of the daily radio show.
- Free Speech TV. Towards more democratic television; site features downloadable independent video.
- Eschaton. Popular blog is perhaps the best round-up of the progressive blogosphere, with much media criticism.
- In These Times. A nonprofit political magazine featuring news and analysis that challenge the corporate media.
- Indymedia.org: Independent media organizations and journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage.
- Left Business Observer. Monthly newsletter on economics and politics edited by Doug Henwood.
- The Nation. America’s oldest weekly news magazine, featuring political news and commentary.
- OneWorld Online. Global news with a focus on the developing world.
- The Progressive. Political magazine with commentary and news advocating for peace and social justice.
- Raw Story. Alternative news site that highlights stories that get underplayed by the corporate media. It also features some original reporting.
- Sam Smith’s Progressive Review. “Washington’s Most Unofficial Source.”
- Truthout. Independent progressive website with original reporting, analysis as well as articles from around the web.
- World Socialist Web Site. News from a Marxist perspective; frequent media criticism.
- ZNet. Z Magazine‘s site for progressive news and organizing.
- BBC World News.
- The Independent. A U.K.-based newspaper.
- Le Monde Diplomatique in English. A French monthly news magazine focusing on global politics (French edition).
- The Los Angeles Times
- The New York Times. Registration required.
- Reuters. British-based news service.
- Salon Magazine
- Slate Magazine. The Washington Post‘s online magazine.
Includes Today’s Papers, a review of national newspapers’ front pages.
- The Washington Post
- World Press Review, a monthly magazine offering analyses and English-language translations of the international press.
- Abyz News Links. An enormous database of national and local U.S. news publications.
- Adbusters. Examines and parodies advertising culture.
- Center for Investigative Reporting.
- Crooks and Liars. Liberal blog that features video.
- The Daily Howler. An often insightful Web-based column on media inaccuracy and arrogance.
- Freedom Forum. Formerly the Gannett Center.
- Index on Censorship. Promotes free expression around the world.
- Institute for Public Accuracy. Seeks to broaden public discourse by gaining media access for those whose perspectives are commonly drowned out.
- Jim Romenesko’s MediaNews. Up-to-date media news and gossip. With links to media writers.
- JournalismNet. Online resources for investigative journalists–search tools and much more.
- Media Bistro. Journalists’ site features a daily round-up of media news.
- Media Channel. A media criticism site critical of corporate ownership, with links to articles on media from around the world.
- Media Matters. An organization dedicated to exposing conservative media misinformation.
- Project Censored. Identifies and promotes the most undercovered stories of the year.
- Center for Media and Democracy’s PR Watch. Investigates and counters corporate and government spin.
- This Modern World. The weekly cartoon of social and political satire, by Tom Tomorrow.
- TomPaine.com. Aims to encourage debate on issues like media, the environment and campaign finance reform.
- Vanderbilt University’s TV News Archive. The best free resource for studying TV news.
- world-newspapers.com Exhaustive links to international newspapers online.
Please tell us about bad links– and great sites not on our lists.
My list of some of my sources
News from The Associated Press (map of US, click on state and then news source)
All Headline News (old news headlines)
BBC Monitoring (monitors the media)
The New York Times (Mobile version)
Today’s Paper – The New York Times
Watching – NYTimes.com (an excellent resource of breaking news and top stories)
Washington Post Today’s paper
Wall St Journal Today’s paper
Boston Globe this link should take you to Today’s Paper
The Guardian US version
The Guardian UK version
Le Monde diplomatique
Janes Defence Weekly
Other News Websites
C-SPAN latest programs
Project on Government Oversight
African News – Breaking News
The Conflict Monitoring Center
Countries | ReliefWeb
FATA Research Centre
Doha Free Press
Human Security Report Project
Global Legal Monitor
London Progressive Journal
The Free Thought Project
Daily Sabah | Turkish Daily News
DCist: News, Food, Arts & Events
Center for Public Integrity
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
The UpTake | Citizen Fueled News
The Sparrow Project
UK Constitution Law
Orchestrated Pulse Periodical Blog
Courage to Resist
Political Fail Blog **note as of December 25 2014 there seems to be a problem with web host. Page listed as suspended
International Trade Centre
European Public Affairs
Climate Science Watch
Free Speech TV
http://www.peoplesearchpro.com/journalism/ Scroll down for various news links
FBO.gov US government website
USASpending.gov US government website
Watanserb (last update November 2013)
Daily News Egypt
GRIID (last updated May 2013)