Freedom of the Press is one of our country's most important freedoms.
There are rules and standards to ensure that journalists report the truth. Reporting a news story should require investigation, research to insure that what you hear or read is true. However, there are reporters and publishers or social media that do not follow the rules you will find below.
On this page you will find reliable news sources and others that are not. Wikipedia, in its concern for reliable journalism, has created WikiTRIBUNE, check it out.
Objectivity in Journalism Wordle | by spotreporting
Bias is everywhere. We add have it and journalists or reporters are no exception. Being aware of bias is important. You can use biased news or reports, no problem, as long as you acknowledge the bias. For instance: vaccines. They are controversial and what you will read about vaccines come from dramatically different points of view. It is important to be aware of the reporter views on this or other controversial topics.
The following list contains news sources that are reliable - we know this because they publish their code and standards, telling us what is required before publishing news. If you are unsure, Google the news service and "code of ethics" OR 'code of conduct" OR "standards & ethics" OR "policies & guidelines". News providers should have required standards to guarantee honest and researched articles.