News Resources and Credible Outlets

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Table of Contents

The Consolidation of News

Independent & Credible News

Highest Pulitzer Winners

Fact Checking Resources

Non-Credible News

Fake News


The Consolidation of News

6 Media Giants

According to Soapboxie 90% of all our news today is owned by six media giants:

  • Comcast
  • News Corporation
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • Viacom
  • Time Warner
  • CBS Corporation

This gives an enormous amount of control over our news to a few companies that are more concern with profits, entertainment and ratings than fair and accurate news. Check out this great example of controlled and packaged news stations.

Another example of media selling out, when Trump gave his first joint address to congress almost everything he said was a lie.  But he said it in a more calmer than usual voice and this is what Fox, CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN had to say.

Sinclair Broadcast Group

Sinclair Broadcast Group is the nation’s largest owner of local television stations, and requires its affiliates to insert conservative commentary in local newscasts.

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Independent & Credible News

The following independent news sources are alternatives to the 6 media giants that meet the following criteria:

  • Does not accept government, political or corporate funding
  • Does not have a history of reporting fake news or sensationalizing news
  • Does not have a high history of false claims on fact checking websites
  • May have a bias but still able to critique all sides
  • Follows some kind of journalism code of ethics (credible sources, non-sensationalizing titles, author’s name included, etc.)

*This doesn’t guarantee a removal of biases and all articles anywhere should always be critically viewed and when in doubt fact checked

Representing All Sides

All Sides

Conservative

Fiscal Times

Reason

The American Conservatives

Watch Dog

Moderate

Aljazeera

AP News

BBC World News

NPR

PBS News Hour

The Christian Science Monitor

The Hill

Reuters

World News

Liberal

Democracy Now

Slate

The Atlantic

The Guardian

The Nation

Vox

***Check out how most news organizations biasness lean at the AllSides Bias Ratings

Investigative Journalism

ProPublica

The Center for Public Integrity

Organizations Fighting for News Reform

Free Press

FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting)

For the 16th Consecutive Year Americans Rate PBS and its Member Stations Most Trusted Institution

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Highest Pulitzer Winners

If you want to choose your news sources based on how many times news agencies have produced articles worthy of Pulitzers

NY Times – 117 times

Washington Post – 47 times

Los Angeles Times – 44 times

The Wall Street Journal – 39 times

PBS

Although PBS has not won many Pulitizers, their awards for News and Documentary excellence is worth reviewing. 

PBS – award list as a whole

PBS – awards for Frontline

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Fact Checking Resources

Political Research Sites

OpenSecrets.org
Non-partisan research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.

VoteSmart
Non-partisan information on candidates and elected officials from their voting record, funding sources, speeches, etc

The Cook Political Report
Non-partisan election analysis

The League of Conservation Voters: National Environmental Scorecard
Scorecard on how politicians vote to support environmental issues

Govtrack.us
A website for tracking government bills with email alerts

Govtrackinsider.com
Site with news about introduced government bills

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Non-Credible News

Below are resources to help direct people to identify non-credible news sources. Click on each name for more info. If you have any feedback, suggestions or more resources to write about please email responsibleconsumer1@gmail.com.

Non-credible News Media Outlets and Pundits

These news stations and Pundits have been called out by fact checking sites consistently as promoting misinformation.

*Click on the links to see fact check reports*

Conservative

Bill O’Reilly

Fox News

Glen Beck

Rush Limbaugh

Sean Hannity

Tucker Carlson

Moderate

ABC

BuzzFeed

CBS

CNN

NBC

Liberal

Ed Schultz

MSNBC

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Fake News

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Quartz: How do you spot fake news

Fake News Industry

Examples of Common Fake New Oulets

Propaganda

Activist Post

Addicting Info

Breitbart

Before It’s News

Daily Buzz Live

Disclose TV

Drudge Report

Infowars: Alex Jones

LibertyWritersNews.com

Natural News

Red Flag News

Ron Paul Institute

World Truth TV

Zero Hedge

Satire

The Onion

The Borowitz Report – The New Yorker

Duffel Blog

Newslo

Weekly World News

Clickhole

Hoax

American News

DC Gazette

***Much larger list of Fake News Outlets here

References

https://soapboxie.com/social-issues/A-Real-Need-for-the-Real-News

http://www.allsides.com

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