Online News Sources

Here are some of the websites that FAIR visits most often to keep up with the news. Please note that we don’t necessarily endorse the way these sites covers the issues; some of them are worth visiting for their critical perspectives, others simply because the media outlets are particularly influential. Happy browsing!


Alternative News

  • The Advocate. Gay news, LGBT rights and politics.
  • AlterNet. Syndicated writings from the alternative press.
  • The American Prospect. Liberal political magazine.
  • Common Dreams. Breaking news and links to highlights from the day’s progressive press.
  • CounterPunch. A monthly magazine edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair.
  • Democracy Now!. The web version of the daily radio show.
  • Free Speech TV. Towards more democratic television; site features downloadable independent video.
  • Eschaton. Popular blog is perhaps the best round-up of the progressive blogosphere, with much media criticism.
  • In These Times. A nonprofit political magazine featuring news and analysis that challenge the corporate media.
  • Independent media organizations and journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage.
  • Labor Notes. News about the labor movement and perspectives from workers.
  • Left Business Observer. “Insta-punditry” on economics and politics by Doug Henwood.
  • Mother Jones. Non-profit political news organization with a focus on social justice and investigative reporting.
  • The Nation. America’s oldest weekly news magazine, featuring political news and commentary.
  • OneWorld Online. Global news with a focus on the developing world.
  • The Progressive. Political magazine with commentary and news advocating for peace and social justice.
  • Raw Story. Alternative news site that highlights stories that get underplayed by the corporate media. It also features some original reporting.
  • Sam Smith’s Progressive Review. “Washington’s Most Unofficial Source.”
  • Truthout. Independent progressive website with original reporting, analysis as well as articles from around the web.
  • Utne Reader. Quarterly magazine that reprints articles from alternative media.
  • Village Voice. Alternative newsweekly.
  • World Socialist Web Site. News from a Marxist perspective; frequent media criticism.
  • ZNet. Z Magazine‘s site for progressive news and organizing.

Corporate News

Media Criticism and Resources

Please tell us about bad links– and great sites not on our lists.