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The SJND Miller Library's mission is to provide you with diverse resources to meet your information needs and curiosities; empower you to take initiative in furthering the depth and breadth of your education; teach you how to locate, access, evaluate, use, and properly cite information sources; and help you become a compassionate, discerning, and self-directed lifelong learner.
Credible News Sources
When possible, always go to the primary source (i.e., original video, report, article, interview, book, etc.). Also, not all articles are free. In some cases, you will be able to search free articles through the site's Index.
Don’t be fooled by Fake News sources. When in doubt, use the following website's search feature to check the bias of ANY source: MediaBiasFactCheck.org
"breaking news, analysis, exclusive interviews, headlines, and videos"
Focuses on world news and broadcasts to "more than 310 million households in more than 100 countries." "We bring topics to light that often go underreported, listening to all sides of the story and giving 'a voice to the voiceless'."
BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation)
"The BBC is the world's leading public service broadcaster. Its mission is to enrich people's lives with programmes that inform, educate and entertain."
Their mission is "to provide C-SPAN's audience access to the live gavel-to-gavel proceedings of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and to other forums where public policy is discussed, debated and decided––all without editing, commentary or analysis and with a balanced presentation of points of view".
"Covering American and international news for an online, global audience. Our team of US-based journalists is most recently renowned for its Pulitzer Prize-winning revelations based on the disclosures made by whistleblower Edward Snowden."
Los Angeles Times
"The Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country, with a daily readership of 1.4 million and 2.5 million on Sunday, more than 22 million unique latimes.com visitors monthly and a combined print and online local weekly audience of 4.1 million. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Times has been covering Southern California for more than 133 years."
New York Times
"The Pulitzer Prizes, which are awarded each year by Columbia University, are universally regarded as the most prestigious in American journalism. The New York Times has been awarded 117 Pulitzer Prizes and citations — more than any other news organization." Contact Ms. Bickley for access to articles.
NPR (National Public Radio)
"NPR is a mission-driven, multimedia news organization and radio program producer. It is a network with a strong base of Member Stations and supporters nationwide. The NPR employees are innovators and developers - exploring new ways to serve the public via digital platforms and improved technologies. NPR is also the leading membership and representation organization for public radio."
"For more than 40 years, millions of Americans and citizens of the world have turned to the PBS NewsHour for the solid, reliable reporting that has made it one of the most trusted news programs on television [. . .] We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue."
Their mission is to "expose abuses of power and betrayals of the public trust by government, business, and other institutions, using the moral force of investigative journalism to spur reform through the sustained spotlighting of wrongdoing."
"We enable professionals in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets to make the decisions that matter most, all powered by the world's most trusted news organization."
"USA TODAY is a multi-platform news and information media company. Founded in 1982, its mission is to serve as a forum for better understanding and unity to help make the USA truly one nation."
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
WSJ is a highly circulated business-focused international newspaper. Contact Ms. Bickley for access to articles.
"Anyone can contribute, and articles are written collaboratively for a global audience. We strive at all times to meet the policy of writing and reporting from a neutral point of view [. . .] everything we write is cited [. . .] Our policy is to omit opinion and commentary in our articles."