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Nation magazine editor Katrina Vanden Heuvel recently told an audience of journalism students at Indiana University that mainstream reportage has become so trivial that C-SPAN was the only substantive and reliable source of daily news.
Her comment got me thinking about the places I regularly turn to find vital information for my everyday life -- aside from BlogHer, of course. Democracy Now! Is one of my regular stops for news about human rights and civil liberties. The free news source.