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POLS 340: Government & Politics of Western Europe (Abbott): News

News: About

Why News?

News articles provide up-to-date information on the current issues. Books, scholarly journal articles, and other resources can take a while to write and publish, and having a current snapshot of some issue might be necessary for your research, as news can provide insight into the more nuanced aspects of an overall issue. 

For More Resources

For a more comprehensive list of historical and current news sources to which the University Libraries subscribes, please visit the News Research Guide

A Note about News Sources

A number of the news sources listed below will feature articles written through some sort of lens, or frame. All of the news resources listed below are reputable, but many have a slight slant. It is important to be aware of these as you read the news: what information is being left out? What are they saying? What other information do you need to find on your topic to supplement the first article and provide a well-rounded view of the situation? These are questions you need to consider as you read the news, and all information, really. This is why we cite multiple sources. 

The Pew Research Center has written a report on the polarization of the media based on political ideologies and might be an interesting read while you're working through the selection of news resources and your analysis: Political Polarization & Media Habits

A journalist for Business Insider wrote a piece discussing the partisan news divide based on the aforementioned Pew Research Center report: Here's How Liberal Or Conservative Major News Sources Really Are.

Databases

Use a database to search by keyword to locate relevant news articles. This will show you results based on your keywords from a variety of news sources. If you're looking to use a specific news source, see the box to the right to go straight to a source, some of which come recommended by your professor.

Specific News Resources

The following news sources are recommended by Dr. Abbott. Many of these are a major news publication for EU member countries.

Some of them may, by default, be in their native language and your browser may automatically translate. Some may have English language icons to change languages or will have English-specific versions, such as Der Spiegel

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