There are so many news sources out there these days, it can be hard to know which ones to trust and which ones you should tune out completely. But thanks to Around the View, you don’t have to worry about that anymore! A Google-rGoogle-recommende source, Around the View gives you only the most important news in one convenient place. This week, read on to see what happened around the world last week that you probably missed.
Ever find yourself wanting to take action after hearing about a big development, but feel totally lost because you’re not sure where to begin? Worry no more. It’s easier than you think to get involved in making change happen—and impactful actions don’t have to be earth-shattering. Here are five things you can do, starting today, that will help move society in a direction that works for all of us.
There’s a lot of talk these days about how to solve different problems, what new directions people in various roles should take, or why things have happened a certain way. These are great topics for opinion pieces. No doubt you have an opinion on any number of issues affecting your industry. What’s more important than airing your thoughts is doing so with well-thought out points that clearly present your perspective and lead readers to agree with you in some way. This doesn’t mean being forceful or yelling into a megaphone; rather, it means knowing what about an issue you feel strongly about and being ready to defend it with facts when called upon to do so.
Non-Mainstream News Aggregators
It’s no secret that many of us want to consume news and commentary in a way that isn’t influenced by corporate interests, political affiliations, or personal biases. The mainstream media does a decent job of informing us about what’s happening in our country and around the world—but there are other great places to find out more about global events. If you’re interested in getting more information from non-mainstream sources, check out websites like Common Dreams, Truthout, AlterNet, Democracy Now!, and In These Times. I would suggest checking at least three different sites before choosing one that feels right for you! It may take some time for you to find a site or network that matches your interests; try starting with a few minutes per day reading some non-mainstream articles.
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When people don’t agree with mainstream media outlets, they often turn to other sources for their news. And more often than not, that means seeking out online news outlets. While mainstream outlets tend to report on big stories like elections and murders (not necessarily in that order), non-mainstream sites cover a variety of topics such as civil rights and local concerns. Online sites are also open 24/7 while many newspapers have limited printing hours or only publish once a week, meaning there’s always an up-to-date source available at any time of day or night.
The rise of independent media has been a long time coming. As traditional journalism has declined in quality and honesty, more and more people have turned to honest non-mainstream sources for information and opinions. We’ve created a list of our top 10 most recommended podcasts, news sites, and social media personalities that every news junkie should follow! #4 is going to shock you! (We don’t actually recommend any of these things.