Community members generally consider sources from this list as reliable and ethical places.
Any links or materials from all news sources should be clearly attributed and explained, such as “human rights group Amnesty International” or “the U.S. Weather Bureau.”
The list is not exhaustive or final. It is a group of news organisations which are transparent, have large or effective networks and have robust processes or corrections and attribution. We should aim to drill down to the original source which is frequently AP or Reuters. This is not a substitute for our own sourcing and fact-checking. It is an aid to sourcing information on events we may not be able to get to or get information on effectively.
Sources we’re comfortable linking to for hard news. All sources require attribution in addition to the hyperlink include:
New York Times
The Financial Times
Wall Street Journal
The New Yorker
The Times (of London)
Agence France Presse
Mosaic, Wellcome Trust
Bureau of Investigative Journalism, London
Gazeta Wyborcza , Poland
El Confidencial — Spain
The Intercept [reporting rather than commentary]
Center for Investigative Reporting, San Francisco
Die Zeit, Hamburg
Süddeutsche Zeitung, Munich
The Sydney Morning Herald
South China Morning Post
El País, Spain
- Is it clear they had the information first? If in doubt attribute to the original if you can.
- Are they putting a spin on an original report from elsewhere? If in doubt who is actually on the spot.
- Do they have expertise in the area you are sourcing to them on?
- Can I more effectively source this material directly myself?