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Guide to identifying quality news

National Newspapers of Record

"When it comes down to accuracy, there are a number of national newspapers in most countries that are well-staffed with reporters and have an editorial process that places a premium on accuracy. These papers are sometimes referred to as “newspapers of record.” [1] “National newspapers of record” are distinguished in two ways:

  1. They are rigorous, showing attention to detail and having accountability in their editorial processes.
  2. They have a truly national view and attempt to be the best possible record of what happened in the nation (not just a region) on a given day."

~Mike Caulfield, Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

Recommended Publications

Below is a list of reputable media organizations that provide news and analysis on a variety of topics. This list is by no means exhaustive.The NSCC databases have even more resources. You can search the databases using the search in the left column.


Most major cities will have a local newspaper with high journalistic standards. Here are a few well respected newspapers that will cover national and world events.


Other News Outlets:

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