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Coverage About the News Industry
There are a number of organizations and publications that cover journalism as an industry and offer insight into the reliability of sources.
The following are some press watchdog organizations that examine news sources for bias, inaccuracy, self-censorship, etc. Remember that many of these watchdog organizations also have their own political bias. Be sure to assess their claims critically, and do some research on the watchdog organization you are interested in exploring to find out details like who is funding the organization.
Accuracy in Media
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
Media Matters for America
Media Monitors Network
Media Research Center
These organizations conduct unbiased research into new sources, the news industry, and consumers of news.
Project for Excellence in Journalism
The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
These news outlets are all based in the U.S., though many of them cover international news as well as national news.
The following are some of the major, and most widely read, newspapers in the United States. Check the WorldCat Local catalog and the Periodicals section of the library for some of these titles.
News Radio and Television
Select News Blogs