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This page was created to support your work in WR 222.  It includes both tools and resources that will help you in your exploration of public discourse, and in your own writing.

Fact-checking sites

Consumer Information

Lexis Nexis

To find editorials and opinions in Lexis-Nexis:

  1. Click Search by Content Type and choose All News.
  2. Open up the Advanced Options menu.
  3. Enter your search terms and choose the Editorials and Opinions ticky box.
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    Comprehensive index to newspaper and magazine articles, radio and TV news program transcripts, legal material and other reference sources.
    Coverage Dates: - Varies by title

Political Blog Aggregators


This is a short list of just a few of the social news media sites available.  Most of these include blogs, comments, pointers to news articles and analysis.  In other words, they provide a combination of opinion writing and more traditional journalism:

Note:  the comment threads on these posts are user-generated.  The quality of the comments range from inane to insightful.  Language, etc. is usually not moderated.

Talking Points Memo


Huffington Post

PJ Media


Visualization tools

On the web -

Try Newsmap - a visual browsing "skin" on top of Google News data.

Muckety - "exploring the paths of power and influence"


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