There used to be a time where the only way to get the latest news from around the world was in a newspaper. Then, the internet came along and changed everything. While it is wildly convenient to be able to access a wealth of news and current affairs at the press of a button, there are sometimes some risky maneuvers and biased/dubious sources that can taint the validity or reliability of certain news and stories.
No doubt you’ve heard the term “fake news”, it is becoming more and more popular as time has gone on – while the sentiment remains, there are a number of viable ways to get up-to-date and fair news, and we’re going to explore a few of the ways you can keep up with current events.
A relative newcomer in terms of platforms. After the recent years of controversy surrounding mainstream media outlets and particular biases and resulting issues with company ownership – many of the top journalists and pundits in the field have moved to platforms like Substack.
The platform is not known for silencing or editing the viewpoints of their members, and those who have a particular voice they find to be fairer can choose to subscribe to receive their newsletter in daily, weekly, or monthly packets.
Peer Reviewed Journals
In both the scientific and (optimistically) journalistic circles, the role of the peer review process is not to be undermined or mistaken. It’s fact checking the fact checkers so to speak. There are a number of platforms that offer a huge selection of peer reviewed articles and journals.
The peer review process is a self-determining one, where others in the field are able to read, and over time, reveal a consensus as to the validity of the information being presented. A peer reviewed journal has the weight of research, and integrity as more reviews are submitted, and especially as more people cite the article or journal as factual in their own determinations.
Associated Press Journals
The Associated Press organisations are a collective of journalists and pundits that work as a collective to bring a range of news stories and current events. More often than not, the sources that major news publications depend on for background or specifics will involve the associated press.
They have a number of platforms in which they run and publish their smaller stories that often encourage a more holistic and rounded view for those who read them.