Story of the Week: ISIS

A horrifying video surfaced this week of American journalist James Foley being beheaded by an ISIS militant. Thursday, the US Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, declared ISIS more of a threat than al Qaeda. When asked if this means the US will take action against ISIS in Syria, Hagel...
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Story of the Week: Missouri

There was a lot of emotion in and around Ferguson, MO this week . On Saturday, Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot and killed by a police officer. Protestors and police have been clashing all week. Wednesday night, the police said "no protesting," yet there were protests - and...
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AllSides Editorial Philosophy

Editor's Note: Our editorial philosophy was updated October 23, 2017 to reveal more of our own biases ( no one is unbiased ) as we work to provide a broad, balanced view of news and issues in the face of growing media bias, polarizing filter bubbles and an increasingly divided society. We...
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Reform the media + Internet

Last week I heard Dan Schnur , California candidate (independent, non-partisan) for Secretary of State, say that to change California, we must first reform California politics. His comments made me realize more clearly than ever that AllSides is a reform movement. In order for us to...
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Climate Strange

You know you've got a hot topic when outlets on the Left run stories of media showing bias against it and outlets on the Right run stories of media showing bias for it. The congressionally mandated National Climate Assessment released this week is just such a topic. The report says...
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AllSides of the Union

It's an American tradition. When the president weighs in how things are going in Washington and around the country, every word is debated and analyzed. Here's a snapshot of this week's views in the media. Snippets from the Right An Instantly Forgettable State of the Union Address , Town...
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How Did We Get That Bias Rating?

We had to solve a problem. AllSides is dedicated to delivering news with source bias transparency. But, we often find interesting articles (on hot topics) for which we have limited source bias info. This means that some of our ratings end up being more preliminary than others. Plus, all...
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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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