I have become interested in finding out where different people get their news from. It’s obvious that every news source is biased, therefore people pick something that most closely reflects their own, so I am curious as to where people get the news that they use when forming their opinions on the world.
My personal favorites are:
Asia Times: www.atimes.com
This is my single favorite source of information. I read much of the articles on this site. It’s a good source for news of all of Asia, and it’s probably just about the least partial view of America you can possibly get. They view America in terms of realpolitik most of the time, which I think is the kind of view I like to see. Not only that but they will have articles with conflicting viewpoints back to back, which I think is rare in any publication. It also addresses foreign policy issues almost exclusively, and it gives me insight into countries I would never otherwise read about like Malaysia, or Myanmar. Run out of Hong Kong.
Foreign Affairs: www.foreignaffairs.com
This one requires a subscription, something which I don’t have, but I find the fact that all of it’s articles are written by the people actually doing the work in the field that they are writing about, that it’s a great source. I’m unsure of the country of origin.
The Economist: www.economist.co.uk
Also requires a subscription but I receive back issues from Maeglin, therefore I am able to read it. Run out of the UK.
The bias is so thick that reading past the headlines is a pointless endeavor. But it’s great for headlines. Run out of the US.
Great for headlines, but the articles aren’t very in depth. The bias seems to be not terrible in any particular direction as it’s more of a portal than an actual news site. Run out of the UAE.
Pretty biased, not as biased as CNN, another great headline source, and a good place to get a simplistic view of an issue. Their bias reflects more in what they choose to report, than in their actual reporting style, and I’ve found that when they are biased within their reporting it’s fairly blatant, so that is an advantage. Run out of the UK
The Moscow Times: www.themoscowtimes.com
Great for news about Russia, and another source for alternative viewpoints about foreign policy. Run out of Russia.