Brandel Library

COMM 3480: Media Ethics

This guide will help you find and evaluate background information and primary media sources for your research project.

Finding News Sources

News Search Engines

You must get a Chicago Public Library e-card to access ProQuest and Zinio.

Evaluating Major News Outlets

The chart below, by Vanessa Otero, categorizes major news sources by their credibility and political leanings. Note that this is one person's opinion, and you should still exercise your own judgment to evaluate these sources.

Liberal and Conservative News Sources

Google Site Search

In-Class Activity

For each of the following publications, determine where they would fit in Otero's categorization scheme:

  • Salon
  • Washington Monthly
  • The American Conservative
  • The Daily Signal