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Debate & Controversy Resources: D&C Periodicals

Need to find the pros and cons of a subject? Have you chosen a topic that makes people argue? Then this is the guide for you.

Opinion in Periodicals

scalesBias, or opinion, exists in most periodicals.  Some authors and editors are blatantly biased for- or against- a particular topic.  Even scholarly publications show their professional association bias by accepting or not accepting articles for publication.  

Whether bias is based in politics, economics, ethnicity or religious beliefs, it is the reader's responsibility to understand both sides of a debatable topic.  That means you have to read widely - from a larger-than-usual pool of resources. Don't shy away from opinion-based literature; just recognize it for what it is.

Liberal / Left Periodicals

This list is not all-inclusive.

Other Fact Checkers

Centrist / "Middle-of-the-Road" Periodicals

This list is not all-inclusive.

Libertarian / Independent

This list is not all-inclusive.

Conservative / Right Periodicals

This list is not all-inclusive.

Who Owns the News Media?

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Non-Partisan Fact-checking Websites

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courtesy of Media Specialist's Guide 9/3/2020