It’s important to know what’s going on in the world—but it’s also important to understand these events from multiple perspectives, especially if you tend to favor news sources that support your own points of view.
AllSides provides three reputable articles summarizing every major current event: one article from a left-leaning publication, one from a right-leaning publication, and one from a centrist publication. (Here’s how they determine which publication leans in which direction, if you’re curious.)
If you’re interested in learning more about the recent bipartisan bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac Tax,” for example, AllSides provides the following three sources:
I started reading AllSides after learning about it in Cal Newport’s book Digital Minimalism, and it is a hugely effective way of absorbing news while avoiding biases. It’s also a fascinating look at how the same story can be told in very different ways, and a good tool to help you break out of your filter bubble.
If you have other multi-perspective news aggregators you regularly visit, let us know!