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Current Events Resources (Wayne College): Websites

Websites

AllSides: delivers technology and services to provide multiple perspectives on news, issues, and topics.

The Associated Press (AP): is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent news-gathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on news gathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.

Decoded Science: was created to provide insight into science news written by scientists around the world.

Factcheck.org: This nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. They monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Their goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.

Journalist's Resource: Based at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, the Journalist’s Resource Project examines news topics through a research lens. The JR surfaces scholarly materials that may be relevant to media practitioners, bloggers, educators, students and general readers. Their philosophy is that peer-reviewed research studies can, at the very least, help anchor journalists as they navigate difficult terrain and competing claims.

Based at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, the Journalist’s Resource project examines news topics through a research lens. We surface scholarly materials that may be relevant to media practitioners, bloggers, educators, students and general readers. Our philosophy is that peer-reviewed research studies can, at the very least, help anchor journalists as they navigate difficult terrain and competing claims. - See more at: http://journalistsresource.org/about#sthash.J8yiq89h.dpuf
Based at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, the Journalist’s Resource project examines news topics through a research lens. We surface scholarly materials that may be relevant to media practitioners, bloggers, educators, students and general readers. Our philosophy is that peer-reviewed research studies can, at the very least, help anchor journalists as they navigate difficult terrain and competing claims. - See more at: http://journalistsresource.org/about#sthash.J8yiq89h.dpuf

Pew Center for Journalism and Media: The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. The Center conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research.

Politifact: This fact-checking website rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. PolitiFact is run by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times, an independent newspaper in Florida, as is PunditFact, a site devoted to fact-checking pundits. The PolitiFact state sites are run by news organizations that have partnered with the Times.

ProCon: is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit nonpartisan public charity that provides well-sourced pro, con, and related research on more than 50 controversial issues, from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy. With more than 12,000 pages of highly curated, referenced content, ProCon.org provides a platform for people to question information, evaluate opposing views, and debate them in a respectful way.

ProPublica: This independent, non-profit newsroom produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Their work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force,” by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.

Reporters Without Borders: Reporters Without Borders was founded in Montpellier (France) in 1985 by four journalists: Robert Ménard, Rémy Loury, Jacques Molénat and Émilien Jubineau. This association, registered as a non-profit organization in France since 1995, soon took on an international dimension.

Under the direction of Christophe Deloire, Reporters Without Borders organized its team of researchers by geographical area. The organization also gradually developed two essential and highly specialized spheres of activity: one focused on Internet Censorship and the New Media, and the other devoted to providing material, financial and psychological assistance to journalists assigned to dangerous areas. Reporters Without Borders is registered in France as a non-profit organization and has consultant status at the United Nations and UNESCO.