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Newspaper subscription to help support the free press

I have a limited budget and am looking for suggestions for a national newspaper and a local-ish paper (Oregon) that I can subscribe to electronically. I'd like to balance getting good value for my money with actually doing good with my money. For example, I am attracted to the New York Times for the vast access to information it affords me, but wonder if my money wouldn't have a better impact at another paper that doesn't have so many subscribers. Any suggestions for specific papers (or perhaps other sources of journalism?) and why would be appreciated.
posted by Bibliogeek on Dec 4, 2016 - 13 answers

How can I avoid You-Know-Who?

I had a panic attack today on my way back from a weekend away. It's the second one I've had in recent weeks. After today's, I realized that my constant state of panic about the president-elect isn't just because of the obvious, but because he specifically reminds me of a person who used to verbally abuse me. I'm being triggered ALL THE TIME now. How can I avoid being triggered as much as possible until I can work through this with my therapist?
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 20, 2016 - 23 answers

What is the best news podcast

Hello MeFites, I am looking for a world news podcast that I would be able to listen to while commuting, I have been listening to BBC World News which is 30 minutes, twice a day, but I have no interest for the miscellaneous stories such as ballet dancing or the renovation of the Queen's palace. I would like to find a podcast with the following characteristics: [more inside]
posted by lite on Nov 19, 2016 - 3 answers

Light-hearted but knowledgeable news podcasts, no politics allowed

I'm looking for some great podcasts about news and current events. The twist: ZERO POLITICS ALLOWED. Do these exist? [more inside]
posted by FakeFreyja on Nov 17, 2016 - 8 answers

Should I give my video to the news media?

I took a video at an anti-Trump protest. Just chanting and marching, nothing too dramatic. NBC assignment editor contacted me on Twitter and wants to use on "all platforms/partners (with credit)". Any downside? It feels weird to give this away for free, but OTOH I'm sure she's not going to pay me for it. I don't care if my Twitter handle is associated with it.
posted by AFABulous on Nov 10, 2016 - 15 answers

This election has revealed that I do not know as much as I think!

I need better news sources and am sometimes at a loss as to how to evaluate stuff on the internet. I am looking for left-leaning but fact-based news and opinion sources that discuss ongoing events and get fairly detailed about issues, events and policy - not the Economist, not Foreign Affairs, not Harper's or the Atlantic or the Guardian. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Oct 24, 2016 - 21 answers

Vaguely remembered NPR story about planned income inequality?

I remember listen to an NPR story around a year (maybe two) ago about income inequality and how the decoupling of productivity and real wages was planned. Something about who sold out the middle class? It pointed out certain deals made by politicians in the early 1970s I think. Any ideas what it could have been and where to find it?
posted by FakeFreyja on Sep 30, 2016 - 5 answers

Which newsreels should I watch?

I have begun a project to watch many classic films in chronological order. I have found several lists of movies to include. But there is one genre for which I haven’t been able to determine noteworthy films, and this is newsreels. Can you suggest any newsreels for me?
posted by maurreen on Sep 24, 2016 - 2 answers

"Top News of the Last Week or So" type sites?

I don't keep up with the news on a daily basis and don't wish to, but I would like to have a general idea of the big U.S. and world news. I can't seem to find any sites that give just the top news of the last week or so. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Bugbread on Sep 19, 2016 - 15 answers

Is Politico a trustworthy organization for US news?

I see a lot of Politico stories popping up these days about the upcoming US election. Are they worth my time to read? In general is their news reporting trustworthy and well sourced? Or are they mostly biased, clickbait, or recycled stories from other sources? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Sep 6, 2016 - 12 answers

Cheap distribution service for press releases?

Our office sends a small but notable amount of press releases to hometown media outlets. We *cannot* keep looking up individual email addresses every time we have to send something... but we also have next to no money. Please hope us. [more inside]
posted by St. Hubbins on Aug 30, 2016 - 3 answers

2016 in 3 videos or less

Let's say you have a friend who pulled a Walden for all of 2016 so far—went to a house in the woods, no internet, no TV, no phone. This friend is now returning to civilization and ready to see what he missed. What do you show him—videos, headlines, etc—that will help him understand what 2016 has been? [more inside]
posted by Mender on Aug 27, 2016 - 9 answers

Who writes the CNN and MSNBC, etc chyrons?

Pretty great chyrons this election. Who specifically and generally (viz., job title and the folks holding the job titles at CNN and MSNBC) writes them?
posted by hleehowon on Aug 25, 2016 - 1 answer

RIP Gawker, I need a new site to read

After purchasing the Gawker Media assets, Univision will be shutting Gawker (as in the site) down in the next week. I have enjoyed reading the news, political coverage, and the championing of progressive causes in Gawker's often cutting, but humorous tone. SO! Where to next? [more inside]
posted by JimBJ9 on Aug 18, 2016 - 11 answers

International news with less gorn?

I check Bing news every day. I mostly read headlines, but sometimes click through to stories. International news is heavily weighted towards A Really Bad Thing Happened. Where and how can I more reliably find news about economic development and that sort of thing? [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on Aug 2, 2016 - 10 answers

Longshot filter: Help me ID what I saw on the news as a little kid.

When I was five, I got up out of bed to bug my parents about something, and accidentally saw some unusually violent footage on the evening news. The awfulness of it has stuck with me, even though I have no idea what it really was. This would have been around 1983 - 1984 (possibly troubling details within). [more inside]
posted by backwards compatible on Jul 27, 2016 - 9 answers

Name radically multi-POV news aggregator

What would you name a news aggregator that focuses on presenting major world events from radically different points of view, even controversial ones from rogue news sources? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Jul 26, 2016 - 15 answers

RSS feed for AFP German 'Topthemen'?

Is there any way to get an RSS feed for the German language 'Topthemen' ("Top Topics") that the wire-service AFP publishes on their website? [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars on Jul 24, 2016 - 4 answers

How can I follow the Iceland election in English

I would like to follow the Icelandic election... can your recommend some news sources [more inside]
posted by chapps on Jun 25, 2016 - 2 answers

TV news - big local hole, tiny amount of local news - why?

Why does the local TV news carry so much national and international news (that is then repeated on the national news show) and so little local news? [more inside]
posted by susandennis on Jun 16, 2016 - 8 answers

Donald Trump "rescues" 200 marines?

Did Donald Trump fly 200 marines home free of charge in 1991? [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on May 21, 2016 - 5 answers

News aggregation website that's actually useful?

Is there a news website that focuses on news most people can use right now? No Kardashians, but also no lost girls, pets, or polar bears? Focusing on the top ten things that statistically kill people, and no mentions of Ebola or Zika? Focusing on best practices for managing your checkbook, and no mentions of Brexit or Grexit or deficit reform? Focusing on ways to deal with depression and substance abuse, while ignoring Sasquatch and the latest crazy dashcam footage from Russia? [more inside]
posted by Techbear on May 8, 2016 - 9 answers

best news source?

Trying to find an unbiased online news source which considers the real importance of the news story in relation to its prominence. [more inside]
posted by alball on Apr 7, 2016 - 7 answers

Any good, scientifically-accurate media on retrograde amnesia?

Open to fiction and nonfiction; books, documentaries, podcast episodes, news articles, etc. Nothing that puts me to sleep, please. Would prefer newer works informed by the latest science and works that are more personal, emotional, and detailed, rather than removed, dry, and general. Also, while I realize anterograde amnesia is much more common, I'm really only interested in retrograde amnesia. What caused the RA does not matter.
posted by iamfantastikate on Apr 2, 2016 - 2 answers

Progressive/liberal St. Louis and Missouri political Twitter follows.

What are some good non-msm (and non-spammy) progressive/liberal Twitter accounts I can follow that will keep me up to speed on St. Louis and Missouri state government political activity? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Mar 8, 2016 - 6 answers

Do journalist's careers suffer when they ask hard questions?

How bad is it really for a journalist who asks a politician a question and does not accept a dissembling, disingenuous, or simply irrelevant response? That politician may not give them another interview or call on them at press conferences, but does that actually cost the reporter prestige or income or job opportunities?
posted by alpheus on Feb 27, 2016 - 16 answers

I would like to get stuff done and not turn into Chicken Little.

I find that much of the news (especially politics, given the month and year it is) gets me all worked up and makes it difficult for me to get stuff done. I fully understand that news is presented the way it is by design - to grab eyeballs, but I still find the lasting anger/anxiety it creates in me to take away from my sanity and productivity. How can I hold onto my sanity and productivity? [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction on Feb 23, 2016 - 12 answers

Anyone know of a replacement for Pulse (news app) on Android?

The new version is very different, all the recommendations I've found just don't work the way I like...various RSS readers mostly. Looking for something that has minimal tapping and swiping while being headline and source dense. The old version was a big grid. There was a similar question last year here but it was for iOS.
posted by aerotive on Jan 16, 2016 - 4 answers

Successor to the Good Judgement Project?

Does anyone know if there are online forums that might be geared towards prediction along the same lines as the Good Judgement Project ? [more inside]
posted by 5imon on Nov 26, 2015 - 2 answers

I just can't quit you, facebook ... or can I?

Please help me 1. stop using social media and 2. find other "home" pages for my day's exposure to the world. Complicating factor: I use social media for work. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Nov 16, 2015 - 15 answers

What websites can replace Andrew Sullivan's Dish in my feed?

Since Andrew Sullivan's Daily Dish closed down, I have all but stopped reading any international news (I'm in Canada so that includes the US). It was such an amazing filter / aggregator. What are some possible replacements? I'm not looking for primary sources (i.e. BBC, Grauniad) — I loved the variety and the existence of a strong editorial POV.
posted by sixswitch on Nov 2, 2015 - 5 answers

Teach Me What the Cool Kids Know

I want to get really, really in touch with what's happening with local politics: specifically, Seattle and Washington State issues. Do you know resources beyond Crosscut and KUOW for keeping up with the inside baseball? [more inside]
posted by skookumsaurus rex on Oct 12, 2015 - 7 answers

Kid-safe news radio needed

I need to find some past news radio segments that 1) are available online, 2) will play continuously for 45-60 minutes, 3) involve no discussion AT ALL of sexual assault or any bad things happening to children, and 4) preferably would not be perceived by a religious conservative as having a strong liberal bent. I've been skimming through NPR's Morning Edition online archives but with all of the migrant crisis news it's hard to find something that I can be reasonably sure would not discuss bad things happening to children. Any ideas? Maybe a past episode of an NPR show that you know meets these criteria, or a kid-safe news program?
posted by quiet coyote on Sep 22, 2015 - 10 answers

Best sites for news of the weird/occult/bizarre?

What sites do you visit to find news of the weird? Huffington Post's Weird section is kind of bland - I'd like something that covers bizarre crimes, fortean news, unusual findings in science, conspiracy theory related stories, and news of the occult.
posted by clockworkjoe on Sep 4, 2015 - 8 answers

Non-political reading for a calmer mind.

Suggestions for websites to read during a news/politics sabbatical? [more inside]
posted by downtohisturtles on Sep 1, 2015 - 8 answers

What are good examples of good and inventive annotation on websites?

I'm looking for newsy/magaziney/commentary/journalism websites with good, interesting, even inventive, uses of annotation (more interested in notes made by authors/editors than comments by readers, but that is also interesting!) in their articles. Grantland's use of annotation is a good example. Thanks for any tips!
posted by zresearch on Aug 27, 2015 - 4 answers

Why is this article on the BBC?

I noticed this "news" article on the BBC, which isn't newsworthy, and reads like an advert. It's not even introducing a new category of product. Why is it on there? Is this a paid placement?
posted by gorcha on Aug 21, 2015 - 28 answers

What was that 1980s TV movie/show with an alien news show?

In the late 1980s, I remember seeing something on television that featured some kids picking up a signal/broadcast from outer space. The broadcast contained an alien news show. It was a standard type of news show with male and female aliens at a news desk with an inset in the top corner. The aliens were sort of heavy-set, not your generic, skinny bug-eyed aliens. I don't think it was intended to be scary but it kind of freaked me out as a 7-year old and it has stuck with me to this day. [more inside]
posted by lbo on Aug 17, 2015 - 5 answers

Blogs or other resources for Android security news?

Where do you go to find the most up-to-date news on Android security issues--especially the current Stagefright problems? [more inside]
posted by equalpants on Aug 2, 2015 - 3 answers

The Best Historical, Educational, or Informational YouTube Channels?

I'm looking for YouTube channels that are dedicated to providing education about or insight into interesting subjects. They can have humor in them, but I'd prefer for them to be primarily informative rather than humorous. [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Jul 17, 2015 - 4 answers

Looking for a decent conservative news source.

My mother has fallen down the internet hole of terrible right wing political sites. Can somebody point me towards conservative news source that actually reports in good faith? [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on Jul 4, 2015 - 21 answers

How can I get into Gaming Journalism?

How can I get into Gaming Journalism this day in age where there is so many sites and sources about Gaming news? [more inside]
posted by JefferyDPerry on Jun 19, 2015 - 5 answers

In Search of Happy Thoughts

I noticed a few days ago that when I started reading before bed the nightmares I've been having for the past few months became less exhausting. Now I've run out of reading material and would love recommendations for some quick reads/videos/etc that I could indulge in before bed and when I wake up in the morning so my mind stops fixating on bad stuff. Share with me your happy thoughts, please! [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on Jun 16, 2015 - 17 answers

Help me become an Australian news junkie

I went on a news sabbatical while on holiday in Australia. Four years later (and still here!), I haven't picked up my news habit, and I'd like to start. [more inside]
posted by third word on a random page on Jun 15, 2015 - 9 answers

Good hard news sources for teens

Searching for stuff about news for teens tends to get, well, news stories about teens or teeny-bopper mags. Please tell me about a good online news site aimed at teens that covers stuff like politics, the economy, international relations, etc. Does it exist? Teachers or librarians, can you help? [more inside]
posted by Gotanda on May 27, 2015 - 8 answers

Source for even handed, researched parenting news updates?

Can anyone recommend a source for well researched news and updates on major parenting topics like medical updates, product recalls, new products etc? [more inside]
posted by saradarlin on Apr 15, 2015 - 3 answers

Keeping up to date

Where online do you get news or stay in touch with what's happening in your field? [more inside]
posted by Ndwright on Mar 2, 2015 - 8 answers

Today's best technology news sites with active, engaged communities?

What news and breaking news technology sites do you visit daily? [more inside]
posted by kinsey on Feb 26, 2015 - 7 answers

What are the best, high-quality sites about Android?

What are the best news/opinions about Android in terms of quality of writing and analysis? I'm after sites that post relatively infrequently, but tend to produce high quality stuff when they do post: the Android equivalent of sites like MacStories, Daring Fireball, and Six Colors. (I know far more about iOS than I do Android, but should really know about both.)
posted by Richard Holden on Oct 28, 2014 - 4 answers

gossip-averse liberal political news sources: all killer, no filler?

Hoping to find at least one ostensibly liberal news website that has not yet collapsed into a pit of Buzzfeed-ification or gossip column nonsense masquerading as current events. I don't want to read about the latest offensive off-the-cuff remark made by some random state representative or Joe the Plumber or Sarah Palin or any other totally irrelevant GOP-friendly media personality. I only want to read in-depth stories about U.S. politics with a liberal bent: candidates, issue positions, polls, all that fun stuff. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by divined by radio on Oct 23, 2014 - 15 answers

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