News Sources Recommended By Friends

I asked friends on social media for low-nonsense sources of news. Here's what they said.

Note that the explanatory blurbs associated with each link are copied/adapted either from the news source itself or from Wikipedia. These are not independent reviews and I make no assertion as to their accuracy.

News Sites

  • Aljazeera
    • Al Jazeera is a Qatari state-funded broadcaster in Doha, Qatar, owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network.
  • Associated Press (AP) News
    • The Associated Press is an independent, not-for-profit news cooperative headquartered in New York City. Our teams in over 100 countries tell the world’s stories, from breaking news to investigative reporting.
  • The Atlantic
    • The Atlantic covers news, politics, culture, technology, health, and more, through its articles, podcasts, videos, and flagship magazine.
  • Axios News
    • Axios’ three co-founders ... launched the company in January 2017 based on this shared belief: Media is broken, and too often a scam. Axios [is engineered] around a simple proposition — deliver the clearest, smartest, most efficient and trustworthy experience for audience and advertisers alike.
  • British Broadcasting Company (BBC) News
    • Established by a Royal Charter, the BBC is principally funded through the licence fee paid by UK households. Our mission is "to act in the public interest, serving all audiences through the provision of impartial, high-quality and distinctive output and services which inform, educate and entertain"
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) News
    • The CBC is the national public broadcaster of Canada. It provides ... services incorporating a wide range of programming that informs, enlightens and entertains.
  • The Guardian US
    • The Guardian is a British daily newspaper. Its Guardian US service covers American and international news for an online, global audience.
  • News and Guts
    • A news, media, and production company created by journalism icon Dan Rather and dedicated to insightful coverage and conversation.
  • The New Yorker: News & Politics
    • The New Yorker is considered by many to be the most influential magazine in the world, renowned for its in-depth reporting, political and cultural commentary, fiction, poetry, and humor.
  • NPR News
    • NPR is an independent, nonprofit media organization that was founded on a mission to create a more informed public.
  • PBS NewsHour
    • An American daily evening television news program and the news division that is broadcast on the Public Broadcasting Service, airing seven nights a week on more than 350 of the public broadcaster's member stations.
  • Reuters
    • Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world's media organizations, and directly to consumers at and via Reuters TV.
  • Science News
    • Science News is an American bi-weekly magazine devoted to short articles about new scientific and technical developments, typically gleaned from recent scientific and technical journals.

COVID-19 Coverage

  • Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
    • Johns Hopkins experts in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness have been at the forefront of the international response to COVID-19. This website is a resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives.
  • MedPageToday: COVID-19
    • MedPageToday is a trusted and reliable source for clinical and policy coverage that directly affects the lives and practices of health care professionals.
  • NEW: Financial Times: Coronavirus tracked
    • The countries affected, the number of deaths and the economic impact.