This week, we are giving the tips a little early in celebration of the holiday weekend! This week’s cool new tool to check out is Newstrust.net. This is a great site to see the news, from diverse sources, that have been vetted by journalists and trusted raters for quality. I like the fact that the sources come from mainstream press, but also more specialized sources that are covering some of the more intensive beat/topical areas like science, investigative journalism, public media sources, etc.
The tip of the week, this week, is to seek out a source that differs from your political opinion. If you are conservative, for example, and are not a regular reader of The New York Times, check it out. Not for the opinion section (although that might be interesting to check, out, but i would suggest doing that last) but take a look at the reporting, the stories and who the sources are. And if you consider yourself liberal, and you are not a regular reader of the Wall Street Journal, do the same. Also, if you are a regular user of twitter, do you have multiple political persuasions coming into your feed? On the conservative side, I like to read Tucker Carlson @tuckercarlson.