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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Media Watchdog Coverage of Fiscal Cliff

We applaud media watchdogs for their investigative journalism and for publishing bias news that goes unmentioned in mainstream news. But who watches the watchdogs? After all, it’s only natural that watchdogs have their own bias. At AllSides, we say bias is not a problem as long as it’s...
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We're Still Friends

Had to share this awesome photo. Yes, we can disagree and not only be civil with each other but be friends. It's a core part of AllSides, and beautiful too see on these front lawns.
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Newspaper endorsements from around the country

Looking at the Presidential endorsements of the top 100 newspapers , we see that they generally stuck with their reputation, but there were a few changes and surprises. Update : Since originally writing this blog, 13 more endorsements have been made. I've updated the numbers below, but...
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15 Headlines about the Final Presidential Debate

In the last presidential debate before the election, “the candidates again contradicted each other, while each offered incorrect or twisted factual claims,” according to FactCheck.org. And, once again, headlines from different sources made each candidate look like a winner or loser,...
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15 Headlines from the VP Debate

One thing all sides seem to agree on: last night's debate between VP candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan was one of the liveliest we've seen in a while. But from there the agreements in opinion start to break down. We picked three very different opinions on the VP debate that we...
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