I’ve been trying to stay more informed about current events and news this year. These are my top two recommendations for unbiased new sources.
What some good news resources too?
One of my goals this year was to stay more informed about the news. When I mentioned this on instagram earlier this year, several people told me their goal in 2021 was to be LESS informed about the news. And it’s true — last year was a doozy with news coverage. But even though the news can be a bit doom and gloom sometimes, I want to stay informed.
I guess my more specific goal was to find good news resources. There’s a lot of biased news out there that’s tough to understand and read, so I was on a search to find better news to consume.
My husband reads the news all day long everyday from all different news sources, so he’s very knowledgeable about what’s happening in the world. So besides not wanting to be ignorant, I also want to be able to have conversations with him about current events.
YOUR recommendations for good news sources
When I mentioned it on instagram, I asked for your favorite news sources and how you consume the news. I’ll share all those recommendations below if you’re looking for some too, but I wanted to share my top two that I look to for information everyday.
Both of my favorite news sources can be found on Instagram, which is where I spend a lot of my time for work, so it’s an easy way to remember to check them out.
The reason I love both of these news sources
Both of these accounts are run by women, and both are very unbiased.
They show all sides, they share the daily headlines, they share the news in a concise manner, and they make it entertaining. I mean, what more could a girl ask for?
Favorite news source #1: @SharonSaysSo on Instagram
I started following Sharon at the beginning of December on the recommendation of a friend, and was immediately intrigued. She shares the daily headlines, and then posts a question box asking “what questions can I answer for you today?” Hundreds of questions come pouring in throughout the day and she answers as many as she can, often debunking conspiracy theories, citing the constitution to keep people accountable, and asking for opinions from followers who lean left, right, and moderate so that everyone can “listen to understand.”
She’s incredibly informative, entertaining (she’s funny and quirky!), and easy to quickly consume facts and information.
Favorite news source #2: @SmartHerNews on Instagram
I’ve been following SmartHer News for probably a year, but just recently have been better about watching her content. She has a full website with lots of additional news information, but on Instagram she’ll share 3-5 minute videos about current headlines, events, and political explanations.
She’s very smart and easy to watch, and she’s very good about breaking down the news into consumable bites — explaining what different terms mean, and helping her followers understand the details of things happening in government, elections, court cases, and more.
These were the most recommended news outlets that YOU shared!
These were your top recommended news outlets for consuming quick news. I haven’t personally used these, so I can’t speak to their bias or how good they are, but they were recommended tons of times by so many of you, so they’re worth a look at least!
- The Skimm
- NPR One
- The Daily Podcast from the NY Times
- Left Right Center podcast
- Add a news “skill” to your Alexa device and ask her for the headlines everyday
If you have other news resources you’d like to share, leave a comment here or over on my morning Instagram post!
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