Decades ago, there were far less channels for news, and people often had to rely upon local newspapers for issues and events of the day. Today, we have magazine subscriptions, online websites, blogs, Smart Phone Apps, and cell phone photojournalism to instantaneously communicate news to millions of people. It comes as no surprise that even my immediate friends use very different sources to get their news.
Fellow Elliquians, what are your go-to sources for news, ones you trust and use often?
I like The Young Turks Radio Show
. Unlike many other US liberals, they're unafraid to criticize Democrats and President Obama on controversial issues, such as drone strikes in Pakistan.
I enjoy reading Mother Jones magazine
. They're a reliable source of investigative journalism, and do an excellent job of covering corporate and political corruption in US politics.
For foreign and European news, I look at the BBC.
For the Middle East, Al Jazeera English
is the only news source I trust located in the region.
Although not really a news site, I'm a fan of Fred Clark's Slacktivist Blog.
A liberal evangelical (think Jimmy Carter), Clark's main subject of interest involves analysis of Christianity in society, and writes some very insightful articles about the Religious Right.
Feel free to share your own trusted sources of information!