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Old 06-23-2013, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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With virtually all the newspapers I used to read online now charge access fees (WaPo, LA Times, etc) Where do you get your news for free?

I don't want to read a rag paper that solely prints their side.

Looking for balanced info from reporters/bloggers, not copy editors sent out with iphones to cover stuff cheap.

Its hard to find local news too. Do you have ideas about local news sources?

Thanks for your ideas!
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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I read news from Reuters and BBC, I find they have more objective reporting of world news as opposed to the dulled down style the US press has adopted. Also in many cases US news is reported by foreign news sources way before domestic ones.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:51 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Since when does WaPo charge fees? I check in there almost every day; no fee.
NYT has gone to charging ...I sort of dropped them when they did. But I still like them.
BBC America is a very good option for online news and opinion.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:54 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Articles linked from Google News (https://news.google.com/) are usually free, even the ones behind paywalls.

I also use news aggregator apps on my iPad. I love Flipboard.
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:44 PM
 
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thestar, cbc.ca
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Yes to news aggegrators. Pulse is good for a variety of viewpoints.

CBS is OK, AP is pretty good.

I check in with my old hometown paper, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, and it is free. And I also check in with the Portland Oregonian, which is free. Neither paper is that great though, IMO.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:36 AM
 
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With virtually all the newspapers I used to read online now charge access fees (WaPo, LA Times, etc) Where do you get your news for free?

I don't want to read a rag paper that solely prints their side.

Looking for balanced info from reporters/bloggers, not copy editors sent out with iphones to cover stuff cheap.

Its hard to find local news too. Do you have ideas about local news sources?

Thanks for your ideas!
Peace be on you.
Please search words:
world-newspapers
refdesk
onlinenewspapers
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Beachwood, OH
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The RealClear family of sites, IMO.

RealClearWorld

RealClearMarkets

RealClearPolitics - Opinion, News, Analysis, Videos and Polls

RealClearTechnology

RealClearSports
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:12 AM
 
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With virtually all the newspapers I used to read online now charge access fees (WaPo, LA Times, etc) Where do you get your news for free?

I don't want to read a rag paper that solely prints their side.

Looking for balanced info from reporters/bloggers, not copy editors sent out with iphones to cover stuff cheap.
newspapers:
Google News
Der Spiegel (continental europe)
New York Times (left-wing American news)
WaPo (left-wing American news)

news magazines:
The Economist (center-right economics)
The Atlantic (left-wing social liberals)
Taki's Mag (radical far right libertarian-social conservative)

blogs:
ritholtz.com (left-center econ blog)
iSteve (radical far right social commentary)
the last psychiatrist (right-wing social commentary)
iBankcoin (right-wing investing guru)

Last edited by le roi; 07-01-2013 at 09:27 AM..
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:01 PM
 
Location: OC, CA
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Christian Science Monitor and Al Jazeera. The two most objective I have found
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