28 votes

What are your most trusted news sources and why?

My personal favorites are Vox and The Guardian because they have detailed articles often showing different perspectives on the same issue and site sources I find reputable. Some other sites I really like are ProPublica and Five Thirty Eight (especially their politics podcast).

31 comments

  1. [3]
    Taco Link
    PBS Newshour. It's very dry and comprehensive, which, in contrast to what you see on cable news outlets, is quite refreshing to me.

    PBS Newshour. It's very dry and comprehensive, which, in contrast to what you see on cable news outlets, is quite refreshing to me.

    19 votes
    1. anti Link Parent
      PBS Morning Edition is my go to. Then the New Yorker.

      PBS Morning Edition is my go to. Then the New Yorker.

  2. GraveAccent Link
    Democracy Now, because they report on events that absolutely no one else talks about.

    Democracy Now, because they report on events that absolutely no one else talks about.

    13 votes
  3. temporalarcheologist Link
    NPR hourly is really good at just covering events that are happening. All Things Considered gets a little biased but that's just the people they interview, still pleasant to listen to. CSPAN is...

    NPR hourly is really good at just covering events that are happening. All Things Considered gets a little biased but that's just the people they interview, still pleasant to listen to.

    CSPAN is literally the most unbiased you can be but it's a bit of a chore to watch anything from them, but looking at articles sourced by them is generally a good practice.

    news.google.com has some unique stories aggregated from tons of sources that you wouldn't necessarily see on r/politics or on NPR, but you definitely want to do it with cookies 100% disabled and privacybadger so the stories aren't completely catered to you.

    if you want to see 2 completely opposing sides try drudge report and drudge retort. both are on completely opposite sides of the spectrum with what they aggregate so if you want a detailed view of different perspectives you can try looking at the top stories on each. looking at it right now they're reporting completely different things with report looking a bit like r/forwardsfromgrandma and retort looking like r/politics

    11 votes
  4. [11]
    jgb Link
    The left wing Guardian and the lefter wing Vox offer different perspectives? Hardly. Both are good sources especially the former, but it must be said that both fall within a fairly narrow band on...

    The left wing Guardian and the lefter wing Vox offer different perspectives? Hardly. Both are good sources especially the former, but it must be said that both fall within a fairly narrow band on the political spectrum.

    10 votes
    1. [3]
      PsychoPitcher Link Parent
      Yeah, vox and the guardian are very left wing

      Yeah, vox and the guardian are very left wing

      4 votes
      1. [2]
        EightRoundsRapid Link Parent
        The Guardian is pretty centrist/Blairite with a few token left wing columnists. I don't think Vox is particularly left wing either, it's slightly centre left. These are actual left wing...

        The Guardian is pretty centrist/Blairite with a few token left wing columnists. I don't think Vox is particularly left wing either, it's slightly centre left.

        These are actual left wing publications

        https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/

        https://novaramedia.com/

        12 votes
        1. name Link Parent
          I suppose its left wing if you're American, as their political spectrum is shifted further right than the UK's.

          I suppose its left wing if you're American, as their political spectrum is shifted further right than the UK's.

          8 votes
    2. [5]
      Pilgrim Link Parent
      You may have been misinterpreting OPs point by applying a political lens rather than a geographic one. The Guardian is a British outfit so would be expected to cover things that Vox might not as...

      You may have been misinterpreting OPs point by applying a political lens rather than a geographic one. The Guardian is a British outfit so would be expected to cover things that Vox might not as it's U.S.-based.

      1 vote
      1. jgb (edited ) Link Parent
        That's true, I didn't take geographical differences into account - but still, if you're trying to 'triangulate' a news story, Vox and the Guardian are too close to do so effectively.

        That's true, I didn't take geographical differences into account - but still, if you're trying to 'triangulate' a news story, Vox and the Guardian are too close to do so effectively.

        1 vote
      2. [3]
        EightRoundsRapid Link Parent
        The Guardian has several editions. An international, a UK, an Australian and a US one. Just a FYI.

        The Guardian has several editions. An international, a UK, an Australian and a US one.

        Just a FYI.

    3. [2]
      Belds Link Parent
      Maybe some stuff on Vox is okay but a lot of their stuff borders on being a tabloid more than a news agency. I rarely go there anymore so maybe it’s just their opinion pieces that get plastered...

      Maybe some stuff on Vox is okay but a lot of their stuff borders on being a tabloid more than a news agency. I rarely go there anymore so maybe it’s just their opinion pieces that get plastered all over reddit that makes them look bad

      1 vote
      1. jgb Link Parent
        It's a curate's egg. There's good stuff, but you have to be prepared to liberally sprinkle salt over it before consuming.

        It's a curate's egg. There's good stuff, but you have to be prepared to liberally sprinkle salt over it before consuming.

  5. Catt Link
    You might be interested in this older post

    You might be interested in this older post

    8 votes
  6. Steppenfox Link
    I live in the UK, and I find the BBC is reasonably trustworthy. Their bias shows through in selection of stories - generally centrist and UK perspective - but they certainly aren't fake news in...

    I live in the UK, and I find the BBC is reasonably trustworthy. Their bias shows through in selection of stories - generally centrist and UK perspective - but they certainly aren't fake news in the sense of publishing false stories.

    8 votes
  7. The_Blackthorn Link
    I get The Economist through my library and find it to be a good recap of the weekly news around the world. I find it to be fairly moderate politically with maybe a slight right bent.

    I get The Economist through my library and find it to be a good recap of the weekly news around the world. I find it to be fairly moderate politically with maybe a slight right bent.

    7 votes
  8. what Link
    My favourite is NPR. They’re non-profit, publicly funded, have a great, minimal website (with an entirely text version available), and have a slight liberal skew. I’ve also listened to some of...

    My favourite is NPR. They’re non-profit, publicly funded, have a great, minimal website (with an entirely text version available), and have a slight liberal skew.

    I’ve also listened to some of their podcasts and radio show and they’re pretty good too.

    7 votes
  9. EscReality Link
    Most trusted? NPR by a large margin. After that I kinda just browse all the big names and compare notes. Reddit has been a pretty good resource in the past for breaking news, but I would hardly...

    Most trusted? NPR by a large margin.

    After that I kinda just browse all the big names and compare notes. Reddit has been a pretty good resource in the past for breaking news, but I would hardly call it trusted.

    7 votes
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    dyyyl Link
    I find ProPublica to be some of the most effective journalism coming out of the States right now. They're a non-profit, and they've brought in a few Pulitzer Prizes over the past couple years On...

    I find ProPublica to be some of the most effective journalism coming out of the States right now. They're a non-profit, and they've brought in a few Pulitzer Prizes over the past couple years

    On the flip side, The Onion has been remarkably poignant as the times have turned more and more turbulent - they're still funny as hell, but with a tone to match the absurd nature of the past few years.

    4 votes
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      TheJorro Link Parent
      The Beaverton has been an excellent Canadian version of the Onion, especially within the last year. I'd dare say that they've been funnier than even the Onion lately.

      The Beaverton has been an excellent Canadian version of the Onion, especially within the last year. I'd dare say that they've been funnier than even the Onion lately.

      1 vote
      1. dyyyl Link Parent
        Absolutely! I feel as though they have a great landscape for satire right now - I've found that a lot of the problems our southern neighbor's are facing have been drifting into our media for...

        Absolutely! I feel as though they have a great landscape for satire right now - I've found that a lot of the problems our southern neighbor's are facing have been drifting into our media for awhile, but (anecdotally) most of the people I interact with day-to-day are just tired of all the noise. It's really nice to have an outlet where we can just tease and laugh, without the fear mongering and agendas.

  11. VictorLaszlo Link
    I scan through the NY Times online each morning, and then listen to the Up First podcast on my way to work. Both seem to be reliable sources. If I missed doing either of these, I might watch the...

    I scan through the NY Times online each morning, and then listen to the Up First podcast on my way to work. Both seem to be reliable sources.
    If I missed doing either of these, I might watch the PBS Newshour, which was already mentioned.

    3 votes
  12. KapteinB Link
    For Norwegian news my most trusted sources are NRK (TV/radio, our public broadcaster) and Aftenposten (newspaper). For international news my most trusted source is BBC.

    For Norwegian news my most trusted sources are NRK (TV/radio, our public broadcaster) and Aftenposten (newspaper).

    For international news my most trusted source is BBC.

    3 votes
  13. EightRoundsRapid Link
    I don't think I have a "most trusted", but I read quite a few publications. https://globalvoices.org/# http://news.trust.org/ https://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/s-9097...

    I don't think I have a "most trusted", but I read quite a few publications.

    https://globalvoices.org/#

    http://news.trust.org/

    https://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/s-9097

    http://www.france24.com/en/author/news-wires/

    https://uk.reuters.com/theWire

    https://www.mg.co.za/

    As well as The Guardian, BBC, SCMP and various political mags like The New Statesman, Prospect, Spectator

    And this very good (imo) aggregator for news covering the entire continent of Africa

    https://allafrica.com/

    3 votes
  14. NubWizard Link
    I listen to CSpan Radio all day on my phone and take notes on things I find interesting that I can look up later.

    I listen to CSpan Radio all day on my phone and take notes on things I find interesting that I can look up later.

    1 vote
  15. gksu Link
    I know this might be looked down upon, but I've really enjoyed Phillip DeFranco's weekday show on YouTube. I like that they attempt to be well researched and reasonable, while still being up front...

    I know this might be looked down upon, but I've really enjoyed Phillip DeFranco's weekday show on YouTube. I like that they attempt to be well researched and reasonable, while still being up front about their opinions when felt strongly. In my mind that's a far cry from trying to be unbiased (which I think is a losing battle) or falling into the quagmire of "both sides" faux-impartiality. I don't always agree with their views, but I've never felt like they try to control narratives or talk down to their audience. Only the regular (admittedly mild) profanity stops me from recommending them to everyone.

  16. Lork Link
    My main source of news is from following several mainstream journalists and a few left-wing activists on twitter, and reading the articles they retweet. This gives me a good cross-section of...

    My main source of news is from following several mainstream journalists and a few left-wing activists on twitter, and reading the articles they retweet. This gives me a good cross-section of fact-based news.

    As for trusted organizations, ProPublica tops my list. They have quality, long-form journalism with a rigorous fact-checking process. But their high standards makes it hard to get a lot of articles out, so for more day-to-day stuff I'd recommend WaPo and The Guardian.

  17. Chopincakes Link
    I haven't seen it listed here, but a lot of Aljazeera's articles provide an insane about of depth and 'no-bullshit' that makes it really easy to read and straight forward. They might have a bias...

    I haven't seen it listed here, but a lot of Aljazeera's articles provide an insane about of depth and 'no-bullshit' that makes it really easy to read and straight forward. They might have a bias when talking about certain events in the middle east, though.

    Beyond AlJazeera, I'd vote for DemocracyNow and I fucking love Amy Goodman.