Well-Rounded News Sources

Get your news from reputable sources – not from social media!

During this week’s Critical Issues Symposium keynote address “How to Engage in Important Debates” by Thomas Chatterton Williams, a student asked Mr. Williams what reputable news sources he uses for “selective media consumption.” Mr. Williams encouraged the audience to seek wide-ranging, reputable news sources that are well edited.

Great news! We have print or electronic access (sometimes both!) to 8 of 9 sources he referenced! Even greater news: You can now check out our current periodicals for 7 days!

Hope College students, faculty and staff can read the online version of The New York Times for FREE, with no limits on current articles. Find out more about signing up here!

Hope College students, faculty and staff can read the The Wall Street Journal Digital Edition through an academic site license provided by Van Wylen Library. Available editions include: US, Asia, Europe, and India. Read more about getting access here!

National Review was “founded in 1955 by William F. Buckley Jr. as a magazine of conservative opinion. The magazine has since defined the modern conservative movement and enjoys the broadest allegiance among American conservatives.”

We have three ways to access National Review:

According to Wikipedia, The Claremont Review of Books is a quarterly review of politics and statesmanship published by the conservative Claremont Institute. A typical issue consists of several book reviews and a selection of essays on topics of conservatism and political philosophy, history, and literature. We have electronic access from September 2010-present!

The Nation describes themselves as “Principled. Progressive. The Nation speaks truth to power to build a more just society.” We have current issues of The Nation on the first floor – call number AP2 .N2. In addition, we have access to issues from 1900 to present electronically!

Harper’s Magazine the oldest general-interest monthly in America, explores the issues that drive our national conversation, through long-form narrative journalism and essays (according to their website). We have current issues of Harper’s on the first floor! We also have print copies dating back to 1975. In addition, you can electronically access Harper’s from 1850 (it’s inception) to 2007!

The New Yorker describes itself as “considered by many to be the most influential magazine in the world, renowned for its in-depth reporting, political and cultural commentary, fiction, poetry, and humor.” Once again, we have current issues of the New Yorker on the first floor – call number AP2 .N6763! In addition, you can browse past issues from 2004-present electronically through our databases!

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