Opposing Viewpoints on the Internet

Guides & Directories to Alternative Viewpoints | Sources of Multiple Viewpoints | Conservative & Right Websites | Left-Progressive Viewpoints | Media Criticism | Intent, Scope and Disclaimer

Guides & Directories to Alternative Viewpoints

Sources of Multiple Viewpoints

Conservative & Right Websites

Left & Progressive Websites

Media Criticism Sites (from all sides of the spectrum)

  • Center for Media and Public Affairs ("a nonpartisan research and educational organization which conducts scientific studies of the news and entertainment media")
  • Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (an "anti-censorship" and "progressive" group)
  • Institute for Public Accuracy ("a nationwide consortium of policy researchers [that] seeks seeks to [give] media access [to] those whose perspectives are commonly drowned out by corporate-backed think tanks and other influential institutions")
  • Media Research Center ("bringing political balance and responsibility to the media" from a conservative perspective)
  • STATS: Statistical Assessment Service ("a resource for journalists [that provides] analysis of current statistical and scientific disputes")
  • TomPaine.com (left-oriented " ideas, opinions, and analyses... often overlooked by the mainstream media")

Intent, Scope, and Disclaimer

  • Intent: This guide is designed to facilitate access to material from a variety of political viewpoints in order to promote critical thinking and informed debate.
  • Scope: This guide points to resources on the Internet that provide alternative viewpoints from the left and right side of the political spectrum [we acknowledge that these labels are not always accurate]. The guide does not link to individual publications, but rather to sites that link to a variety of resources. There is also a section of links to sites that provide critical commentary on the media.
  • Disclaimer: Sprague Library does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information on any of these sites, and is not liable for any inaccuracy, error, or omission, regardless of cause. A link to a site or material on a site does not mean that we support the views expressed there.

Send comments and suggestions about this site (but, please, not about the views expressed on the sites pointed to) to: Steven Shapiro

Last Updated: Sept. 2005