We all want to be updated with world news and local news and everything that’s happening out there in the world which may or may not have an impact on us, sitting in our homes. But online websites that report news are flooded with fake news, tailored to spread panic and fear and work in favor of those who produce it. Media bias also tarnishes the authenticity of news, many news outlets are unable to report news without adding their own take and spinning the same as how they see it. Hence that’s why you need reputable, unbiased and authentic news sources from where you can stay updated and aware. Here are some pointers to look out for when selecting a world news site or e-newspaper-
1. Unbiased Reporting– Selecting unbiased news is very important as you don’t want news that’s already been spun in a certain way to support a political stance or been structured in such a way that is influenced by the reporter or the owners of the news outlet. As an independent news reader, it is on you to decide what kind of bias you want to avoid. If you read news from site A, you’ll find site B with a different take to be biased. In such a case you want to verify each of the takes. To do so you’ll need to check the same news on different sites to see if the facts match up or not. It does seem like a tedious process but by doing so you’ll find a site that provides you with unbiased news.
2. Process of Elimination– With hundreds and thousands of “breaking” news websites out there, you have to choose the one that you can trust with your time. You don’t want to be misinformed, for which you’ll have to research through all the sites that are on the top of the google search page when you search for breaking and latest world news online. By the process of elimination, you’ll be able to scroll through each site, see which one you find reliable. It is a tiresome task but it has to be done, either this or you can search for a list already made by people who’ve done what you have to.
3. Categorized by Location– Now when you’re looking for world news, of course you want news from all over the world. Oftentimes you want to know what’s happening in Africa or in Australia but don’t want to be scouring the internet through many different websites. You want a site that is reporting news from all the corners of the world and is neatly categorized on their site for the ease of the reader. There are many world news sites that do categorize their news by location, making it easier for you to know what’s happening in USA and Indonesia without having to visit different sites.
4. Categorized by Type of News– News from all over the world can’t be all the same, often divided by the type of news. It comes down to your preference, what kind of news you want to read. Do you want breaking business news or controversial politics news or some casual reports from the entertainment industry? Select a site where you can find different types of news and won’t have to open 10 different sites when you want to brush up on world news. Many top sites already have categorized their news by its nature. If you want an update on COVID 19 or about the war in Ukraine or about climate change, it should ideally all be in one place.
Make sure that the news outlet you choose is committed to serving genuine, unbiased news while adhering to the ethical standards of journalism.