The following are some press watchdog organizations that examine news sources for bias, inaccuracy, self-censorship, etc.
Please note that some of these organizations have their own political bias!! Assess their claims critically, and do your research on the organization. Look at the "about us" link to find out who is funding it, who's on the board of trustees, etc.
These organizations conduct unbiased research into new sources, the news industry, and consumers of news.
These sites can help you evaluate political discourse
Project Vote Smart - Check voting records, background, and public statements of candidates.
Fact Check.Org - Check the accuracy of statements, including advertisements, from politicians, pundits and special interest groups. Sponsored by the Annenberg Center,
Sunlight Foundation - Dedicated to making government as transparent and accountable as possible. Info on campaign finance and lobbyist influence.
Questions to Ask
When you are evaluating a news source, try asking some of the following questions.