Alternative News sources
- Al Jazeera English -- Live Stream: headquartered in Doha, Qatar, this Murdoch-free news organization's code of ethics promises to "[a]dhere to the journalistic values of honesty, courage, fairness, balance, independence, credibility and diversity, giving no priority to commercial or political [views] over professional consideration."
- Pacific Standard is an arm of the nonprofit Miller-McCune Center for Research, Media and Public Policy, supported by a combination of grants and advertising revenue. With an emphasis on fact-based, research-driven content, the magazine publishes fresh, compelling articles on the global economy, environmental issues, education, and health penned by foremost journalists, scholars, and subject matter experts.
- FactCheck.org: a nonpartisan, nonprofit, "consumer advocate" for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.
- Common Dreams: news for the progressive community
- Truthout: an independent news site dedicated to the issues their readers want to know about
- Consortium News.com: Independent Investigative Journalism Since 1995, maintained by investigative journalist Robert Parry; other contributers include Ray McGovern and Coleen Rowley, Ivan Eland, Daniel Ellsberg, Lisa Pease and many more.
- Reuters: the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information. Thomson Reuters journalists are subject to an Editorial Handbook which requires fair presentation and disclosure of relevant interests.
- McClatchy: the third-largest newspaper company in the United States, a leading newspaper and internet publisher dedicated to the values of quality journalism, free expression and community service. Building on a 151-year legacy of independence, the company's newspapers and websites are steadfast defenders of First Amendment values and advocates for the communities they serve.
- Slate: a daily magazine on the Web, which features general-interest publications, analysis and commentary about politics, news, and culture.
- Mother Jones: an independent nonprofit news source whose roots lie in a commitment to social justice implemented through first rate investigative reporting.
National and International News sources
All articles from the following publications are available from the Proquest Newsstand database at CWU.
- The New York Times on the web: requires free registration, recent online archives available.
- The Washington Post: news from the national capital.
- The Christian Science Monitor: an international daily newspaper published Monday through Friday. Founded in 1908. Features international and US news stories.
- The Boston Globe: national, international, regional news, plus editorials and weekly feature stories.
- The Guardian Unlimited: formerly The Manchester Guardian; national and international news from the UK.
- BBC News: the internet arm of the biggest broadcasting news-gatherer in the world.
- The L.A. Times: requires free registration; national and international news stories as well as local and regional coverage.
- National Public Radio: Media player required; listen to NPR's news on the hour, "All Things Considered," "Morning Edition," or any number of other broadcasts, including archives.
- The Miami Herald: national and international news from a southern perspective; Dave Barry column and archives available.
Local News sources
- The Seattle Times: lots of national, international and regional northwest news stories plus archives.
- The Seattle Post-Intelligencer: more regional northwest news.
- The Yakima Herald-Republic: stories from the Inland Empire.
- The Ellensburg Daily Record: all the local news
- The Observer: Central Washington University's student newspaper.