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Navigating the News: Staying Informed

Staying Informed!

Find a System for Staying Informed!

These days this can be easier said than done!  However, finding reliable, objective sources of current information and getting into the habit of paying attention to current events can be a challenging task but worth the effort and necessary for civic discourse!

This guide will walk you through a variety of sources, provide information on how to avoid "fake news", recognize possible bias, and resources you can use to follow up and fact check.  As a general rule, find one or more news sources (radio, print, internet, or other media) that work for you (the more the better) and make a habit of reading/listening/watching from different points of view. 

Civil Discourse

Informed Civic Engagement Resource Guide: Civil Discourse

As politics - and matters of human rights - have become increasingly partisan over the last several years, it feels  harder and harder to have conversations with those who hold opposing viewpoints. Below are a series of resources on holding and facilitating conversations between people with different political views, without condoning bigotry or hate speech.

Civil Discourse Resources

*Resources compiled by University of Washington, Bothell Librarians.

The Lost Art of Public Debate by Michael Sandel

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