I am a constant reader. At breakfast, if there is nothing else to read, I’ll read the back of a bottler of Tabasco.
But I also think a lot about what I read. I read many sources for each story. I add in my own experience, knowledge and education.
It is not difficult to get approach “the ground truth,” if one is diligent and intellectually honest.
Center for Public Integrity
New York Times
Task & Purpose
The Marshall Project
League of Women Voters Newsletter
National Constitution Center
Scholar Strategy Network
Center for Investigative Reporting
Defense One Today
Early Bird Brief (Military Times)
Military Health Brief
New American Education
The Virginia Mercury
The New Yorker Newsletter
Medium Weekly Digest
Pharos, Doing Justice to the Classics
Classical Wisdom Weekly
Today’s Worldview (WaPo)
Statistica Infographic Bulletin
CSM Monitor Daily Newsleter
Southern Poverty Law Center
Southern Environmental Law Center
Green Car Reports
The Virginian Pilot
Kaiser Health News
The Cipher Brief
The Poynter Institute
I participate in (and contribute to) a program at ad fontes inc to rate news outlets. Most of my news comes from the center top of the chart. Teams of Left, Right & Center participants, read or watch the same materiel, and agree on a rating.
If you get your news from sources in the upper center of the chart, you’ll get close being well informed.