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Agri 2001: Special Topics in Agriculture

Source Spectrum

Based on graphic by Vanessa Otero, 2016, Redesigned by Kristopher Kline, 2017 (UC Merced Library)  Image from UC Merced "Elevate Your News Evaluation" http://libguides.ucmerced.edu/elevate-news-evaluation/spectrum 

List of news sources ranked from left (liberal) to right (conservative) by reliability.

Mainstream with Minimal Partisan Bias: NPR, AlJazeera, Reuters, The Christian Science Monitor, BBC ABC News, PBS, AP, NBC News, CBS News, The Wall Street Journal.

Has Partisan Bias but Still Reputable: The Atlantic, Slate, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vox, Slate, The Economist, Forbes.

Partisan Bias with Questionable Journalistic Value: The Nation, National Review, Fox News. 

Basic Mainstream with Minimal Partisan Bias: USA Today.

Basic Mainstream Leans Liberal but Still Reputable: CNN.

Questionable Fringe News Sources: Natural News, Addicting Info, Occupy Democrats, U.S. Uncut, Infowars, DailyCaller, Drudge Report, Red State, Blaze, Breitbart. 

Suggested Magazines & Newspapers (Popular Sources)

News Databases (Searchable Collections of National & International News)

NOTE: We also have a large collection of historical newspapers that you might want to use for your research.  A listing of these can be found on the Journalism Research Guide, under the tab titled "Historical Newspapers."  Link to guide: https://guides.lib.lsu.edu/c.php?g=362955&p=7793699

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