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HIST 151: Current Events

This guide will help students in History 151 or anyone interested in the ancient world.

U.S. News

Here are some examples of U.S.-based news sources:

National Public Radio (NPR)

A multimedia news organization and radio program producer. NPR is a state-run media organization that produces and distributes news and cultural programming to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States.

New York Times

An American daily newspaper founded and continuously published in New York City since 1851, by The New York Times Company.

The Wall Street Journal

A business-focused, English-language international newspaper based in New York City. The Journal, along with its Asian and European editions, is published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp.

Washington Post

An American daily newspaper published in Washington, D.C. - because of its location in the capital city of the United States, the newspaper has an emphasis on U.S. national politics. It was founded in 1877.



News from beyond the U.S.

Here are some international news sources you may want to check:


Al Jazeera is a Doha-based state-funded broadcaster owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network, which is partly funded by the House of Thani, the ruling family of Qatar. Initially launched as an Arabic news and current affairs satellite TV channel, Al Jazeera has expanded into a network with several outlets.

Asia Times

Asia Times was a newspaper launched in Thailand in 1995. Its new publisher is Asia Times Holdings Limited, incorporated and duly registered in Hong Kong.

BBC News

The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) is a British public service broadcaster with its headquarters in London, England.

The Guardian

The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper; it's part of the Guardian Media Group, owned by The Scott Trust Limited. The newspaper has a UK online edition as well as two international websites, Guardian Australia and Guardian US (which is linked here).