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Problems in World History: Best News Websites

Know what you are looking for!

When searching for information on news websites, make sure that you know what type of article you are reading! Sometimes, the website will state what type of source it is; other times, you will have to find this information out for yourself.  

Here are some examples of what you might find: 


Type of Source Definition
General News Articles Mainly factual pieces of information, written by reporters on a particular topic; bias and opinions are kept at a minimum
Editorials Articles written with a specific bias or highlighting the opinion of the author, who is the editor of the newspaper or site 
Blogs Generally soft-news pieces; use of "I" and "me" common
Op-Eds Articles written with a specific bias or opinion, but the author is generally not the editor or publisher of the newspaper or site