Top Sources of 2009

Here are our most trusted sources of 2009, based on ratings from our community. Publications listed here were top rated in their categories. Each category had different requirements for minimum number of stories and reviews in 2009, as determined by our editors (see methodology below).

Congratulations to our top sources for their outstanding coverage of important public issues in 2009! We recommend them highly and are very grateful for all that they do to help us make more informed decisions as citizens.

Read more about this project on our blog. For an ongoing list of our top rated publications, check our Trusted Sources page.

More Top Sources - News (2)

MAINSTREAM
New Yorker
Economist
Wired
Associated Press
INDEPENDENT
FactCheck
Link TV
ProPublica

More Top Sources - Opinion (2)

MAINSTREAM
The Guardian
Slate
Atlantic Monthly
Newsweek
INDEPENDENT
TruthOut
Democracy Now
The Nation

Top Sources - By Medium

Top Wire Services

MAINSTREAM
Reuters
Associated Press
McClatchy
Bloomberg

Editors Picks - By Topic (3)

World

(msm)New York Times
(ind)GlobalPost

U.S.

(msm)Washington Post
(ind)Salon

Politics

(msm)New Yorker
(ind)Huffington Post

Business

(msm)Economist
(msm)Forbes

Sci/Tech

(msm)Wired
(ind)Miller-McCune

Afghanistan

(msm)Los Angeles Times
(ind)Worldfocus

Climate Change

(msm)The Guardian
(ind)Mother Jones

Health Care

(msm)Washington Post
(ind)FactCheck

Obama Administration

(msm)Newsweek
(ind)PolitiFact

U.S. Congress

(msm)The Politico
(ind)New Republic

Top Sources are also listed in the sidebars on many of our topic pages, such as: Environment, Global Economy, Internet, Pakistan, Psychology or Social Change.


Footnotes

(1) These top rated sources had the most reviews in their groups.
(2) These listings feature top rated sources for each group; they exclude top sources already listed under 'Overall.'
(3) These listings feature our editors picks from top rated sources in each group; to insure diversity, each top source is only listed once in this section.

Methodology