This Week's Election Results

Contrast in news coverage is never more obvious than at election time. For example, after this week's elections, we noticed that the Right news sources typically led with Obamacare in their analysis, the Left talked about a rejection of the Tea Party and austerity, and we even saw a...
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Obamacare in the News + an AllSides Update

First, a little celebration for our information revolution! We are excited to report that AllSides.com has seen massive traffic growth over the last several months, reaching more than 1 million monthly views this month. Next, a little bit of perspective whiplash. This week, we saw wildly...
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Shutdown Deal

As an Onion headline said, the whole nation could probably draw John Boehner's face from memory by now. But, get ready to see others faces in the headlines soon. Snippet from the Center Congress moves toward vote on budget deal , Politico “It’s obvious that we are now seeing the end of...
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3 Sides of the Government Shutdown

With a government shutdown in effect and the "Obamacare" health exchanges opening this week , a clamor of debate and outrage has been echoing across the news landscape. For some perspective, we've been bringing you Left, Center, and Right news and views on the government shutdown. What...
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Coverage you may have missed this week

As you've probably noticed, the drama of a potential government shutdown and Obamacare's October launch has been heating up across the news. See how these interlinked topics are playing out from Left to Right here and here . And for clarifying facts, these articles may interest you: 8...
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Is Breaking News Broken?

Is the addiction to being the first to deliver a news story killing the quality and reliability of our news organizations? CBS and NBC both incorrectly identified the Navy Yard shooter in tweets this week. “NBC News: we are now NOT reporting name of shooter; retracting that report...
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All Sides of the Syria Question

With the eyes of the world on Syria and the US, many headlines simply update us on what is happening at this moment (e.g., Kerry cites evidence of chemical weapon use in Syria; Obama asks congress to authorize military action). But we want to know more, and we're guessing you do too...
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Welcome Al Jazeera America - or Not?

In addition to this week's top news stories , there has been a bit of a shake up in the news media world. Al Jazeera America, a new cable news channel whose parent company is based in Qatar, launched nationwide Tuesday on major cable networks like Comcast, DIRECTV and DISH Network, but...
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News Highlights this Week from AllSides

This week we saw stories about Obama's Grand Bargain proposal and Republicans pressing the new FBI director on Benghazi , but the biggest story in politics at the moment is about new NSA program information . Yesterday, the Guardian broke a new story on documents provided by Snowden that...
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Media Watchdog Awards from 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, some media watchdogs on the right and left have been announcing awards, but these are not the kinds of awards you want to win. Award from the Right On the right, media watchdog Media Research Center has a whole page of awards. Here's a highlight: MRC's "Never Let...
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