Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Current Events: Home

Current Events

Databases

Also take a look at our Newspaper Resources.

Websites

  • All Sides News
    •  News aggregate site that aims to share news from all points of view by rating articles using a "bias detection system."
  • DeCoded Science
    • Was "created to provide insight into the most exciting science news for people who don’t have a bunch of letters after their names."
  • Factcheck.org
    • "FactCheck.org is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We 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. Our 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. 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.yZna0Yr6.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."
  • Pew Center for Journalism and Media
    • "Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. We conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research. We do not take policy positions."
  • Politifact
    • "PolitiFact is an independent fact-checking journalism website aimed at bringing you the truth in politics. PolitiFact's reporters and editors fact-check statements from the White House, Congress, candidates, advocacy groups and more, rating claims for accuracy on our Truth-O-Meter. Every fact-check includes analysis of the claim, an explanation of our reasoning and a list of links to all our sources."
  • ProCon
    • "Our purpose is to provide resources for critical thinking and to educate without bias. We research issues that are controversial and important, and we present them in a balanced, comprehensive, straightforward, transparent, and primarily pro-con format at no charge. "
  • ProPublica
    • "ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest."
  • Reporters Without Borders
    • Organization formed to fight censorship and protect a person's right to be informed.

Tools

  • DocumentCloud
    • Is "both a repository of primary source documents and a tool for document-based investigative reporting."
    • Currently Free (Sept 2015).
    • Requires registered account. (Find out more here).