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


Fiscal Times


The American Conservatives

Watch Dog



AP News

BBC World News


PBS News Hour

The Christian Science Monitor

The Hill


World News


Democracy Now


The Atlantic

The Guardian

The Nation


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

Investigative Journalism


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


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

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
A website for tracking government bills with email alerts
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

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*


Bill O’Reilly

Fox News

Glen Beck

Rush Limbaugh

Sean Hannity

Tucker Carlson








Ed Schultz


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Fake News



Quartz: How do you spot fake news

Fake News Industry

Examples of Common Fake New Oulets


Activist Post

Addicting Info


Before It’s News

Daily Buzz Live

Disclose TV

Drudge Report

Infowars: Alex Jones

Natural News

Red Flag News

Ron Paul Institute

World Truth TV

Zero Hedge


The Onion

The Borowitz Report – The New Yorker

Duffel Blog


Weekly World News



American News

DC Gazette

***Much larger list of Fake News Outlets here



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